It’s tick season again. Here’s what you need to know
An expert in ticks and tick-borne diseases provides information to help you through the season
Many people have spent their spring largely indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as restrictions ease and certain areas re-open for hiking and camping, people are being reminded to keep an eye out for ticks.
“The most important thing to know is where you’re going to find ticks, so you can avoid that habitat,” Katie Clow, assistant professor at University of Guelph and expert in ticks and tick-borne diseases, told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.
Black-legged ticks tend to stay inside forested areas, especially in bushy areas.
“They’re pretty lazy, they just sit there and wait for something to come along,” she said.
Clow recommended hikers stay on marked trails away from forested areas. That’s where ticks lie in wait, she said. (See link for articles)