Ticks already suck, in both senses of the word, but now Canadians have to stress about a new potential consequence of being bitten by one: an allergy to meat.
The insect, named for a white dot on the females' backs, can carry several diseases.
"It is one of the few [ticks] that will actually chase their prey. Once they know that you're there, they will trundle towards you," biologist Vett Lloyd told CBC News.
It also transmits a substance that can make a person allergic to red meat.
Ontarian Les Waters can no longer enjoy his steaks after he was bit by a Lone Star tick, he told CBC.
But how does this actually happen?
You can find out more in the video above.