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There are some signs you shouldn't ignore after getting a bug bite.

9 signs your bug bite needs medical attention

While most bug bites are nothing more than annoyances, it's important to know the signs in case it's something more.
It's peak season for ticks in the US, so be on the lookout for all the diseases they can carry.

6 ways ticks can make you sick or kill you, from Lyme disease to the Powassan virus

Tick-borne diseases of all kinds are on the rise in the U.S., up by more than 10,000 cases from 2016 to 2017.
Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other potentially deadly conditions.

Government researchers may have experimented with ticks for use as biological weapons. Here’s why the insects can be so dangerous.

The U.S. Department of Defense was ordered to investigate the Pentagon's past practices. Ticks can carry Lyme and other potentially deadly diseases.
A tick gave Jackson Oblisk Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a bacterial disease that is one of the most deadly tick-borne illnesses in the Americas.

A mother is warning others about life-threatening tick bites after her 2-year-old was hospitalized: ‘He wailed because it hurt so badly to be to...

Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly, but if it's correctly diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics.
The tick doctors retrieved from the boy's ear canal.

A tick crawled into a boy’s inner ear while he was playing outside, and he needed surgery to remove it

A tick crawled into a boy's ear while he was playing outside, and doctors had to perform surgery to remove it.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

12 things you didn’t know about Lyme disease

There's a lot of information out there about Lyme disease, and it's important to distinguish fact from fiction. Here's what you should know.
It took almost a decade for Kelly Osbourne to be diagnosed with Lyme.

14 celebrities who have opened up about battling Lyme disease

From Ben Stiller to Bella Hadid, here are a few celebrities who have been open about their battle with Lyme disease, the tick-borne illness.
Three of the most common disease-causing ticks are the blacklegged or deer tick, which causes Lyme disease and more (on the right), the dog tick (center) and the Lone Star tick (left).

Diseases spread by ticks are on the rise — here’s what you are at risk for throughout the US

Between 2004 and 2016, rates of diseases spread by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes tripled, with the vast majority of that increase due to ticks. Experts expect the problem to continue to get worse, as warmer weather allows ticks to spread disease longer throughout the year.

How to avoid tick and mosquito bites this summer — a step-by-step guide

Blood-sucking pests like ticks and mosquitoes can carry a host of bad diseases that can cause permanent harm or even death. Fortunately, with some preparation, you can reduce your risk of contracting a serious tick- or mosquito-borne illness.

How to choose the most effective bug spray to keep mosquitoes and ticks away

Effective products against mosquitoes contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or PMD (though some should not be used on kids under three). Some of the same products work for ticks, but they can be less effective.