And to add a little more fun to the mix (ha ha ha - not!), fleas are a common carrier of Bart.
We had a whole family of skunks move in under our house!! It lasted 3 days - then there was a marital spat and someone got sprayed - directly under MY bedroom at 2 am one night!! I was NOT a happy camper, and we called the "critter removal guy" to come help! 23 skunks later, we were finally rid of them.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)