Please click on link above to watch a short video. This PSA from Lia Gaertner & Shanti the dog show questing ticks in the middle of the sidewalk, demonstrating the need to be diligent with tick checks as well as spraying clothes/shoes with permethrin when out doors.
Ticks are being found in wide-open spaces now. No need to go deep in the woods or shrubby areas to find them.
For more on prevention: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/04/12/tick-prevention-2019/
And remember, it’s highly likely that the black legged tick isn’t the sole perp: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/04/02/transmission-of-lyme-disease-lida-mattman-phd/