Bloody Lymey

A Blog About Living with Lyme Disease

Set This Tick Myth on Fire

on March 25, 2016

On Facebook there is an image circulating:

 

tick eggs

The caption implores readers to set this on fire – it’s a tick nest!  It seems very credible. I mean, why wouldn’t these be tick eggs?!

Well, according to Snopes it is unproven:

http://www.snopes.com/critters/lurkers/tickeggs.asp

If one goes to google images and searches for "tick eggs," the image consistently 
looks akin to this: 

tick eggs 2
Notice it's much smaller and redder? 

Just so you're aware of this and not spreading more rumors.  

Take care and remember to take precautions!  If you've never had Lyme Disease, 
remember that you DON'T want it!  And if you have, then kindly remind your 
family that they don't want it! 



2 responses to “Set This Tick Myth on Fire

  1. Eugene Mix says:

    http://frogpodblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/first-eggs-from-head-started-gopher.html
    Just in case you were wondering what those eggs might actually be🙂

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