Mom finds ticks so tiny they’re hardly visible, after children play in own backyard

MILWAUKEE — A woman in Milwaukee shared with the health department there, pictures of a tick she removed from her children.

The children had simply been playing in their backyard. They hadn’t been in the woods or at the park– in their own backyard!

The South Milwaukee Health Department says the picture is of larval stage ticks a mom brought in that she removed from her children.  She found 11!

The health department reminded parents to check their children and themselves.