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New way to bump off ticks: Dry up their saliva

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Saliva from a tick’s bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural losses. Scientists have been seeking new ways to prevent these pesky arachnids from spreading pathogens. Now, researchers report that compounds they previously identified can dry up ticks’ saliva by upsetting the balance of ions in the tick salivary gland.

Source: ScienceDaily.com