EAST LANSING (WWJ) - They like to bite and burrow under your skin — and, often, you don't even know they're there.
Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell says the population of ticks is exploding in southeast Michigan.
Why? He's not sure.
But, Russell said, while he rarely got a call about a tick five years ago, he's now getting frequent calls about ticks picked up in homeowners' own backyards.