considering how truth can be often "word-conditioned" on Wikipedia, I was surprised to find this where they admit the connection between Lyme (Borellia mainly) and co-infections such as Dirofilaria (everybody knows that the vectors are mosquitos)
"Leishmania as component of CVBD (Canine Vector-Borne Diseases)
Other microorganism-based diseases caused by ecto parasites
include Bartonella, Borrelia, Babesia, Dirofilaria, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma."
no wonder it's so extremely hard to wipe out these dirofilaria beasts, plus I firmly believe they are the carriers of the Lyme