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Twitter may be the home to some of the world's most controversial conversations, but baked goods seldom make the headlines.

"Ticks can be the size of a poppy seed", the CDC wrote.

Unfortunately, many people seem to have missed the CDC's larger message because they were too disturbed by the fact that their favorite muffin was just ruined.

According to one study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed every year in the United States.

The tweet asked people if they could spot the ticks on this poppy seed muffin.

The study comes amid a new report from the CDC that finds ticks and flea bites tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016.

In all seriousness, ticks are not something to fool around with.

On Sunday, the CDC apologized for forever ruining poppy seed muffins for some - but maintained its warning about the seriousness of tick bites.

They also suggest investing in a repellant, particularly in warmer months when ticks are most active.

Use an EPA-registered tick repellent on skin.

Ticks and feals can be unsafe for our furry friends year round, but with summer just around the corner, pet owners may not be prepared.