Syracuse, N.Y. – When you check your body for ticks after being outdoors, start with your thighs.
That’s the most likely spot to find ticks, according to a survey by Upstate Medical University’s tick-borne disease lab.
Of the 748 black-legged ticks sent over this spring and summer that had been attached to humans, nearly 16% of them were pulled off the thigh. Another 7% were pulled from the groin.
“Ticks like to go and feed on the human body in places where it’s moist and warm,” said Saravanan Thangamani, professor of microbiology and immunology at Upstate and director of the SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine. “The tick has evolved to go into places where humans can’t check themselves very easily.”
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