Spending time outside this spring comes with a caveat – check for ticks before you go inside.
It’s time to start talking ticks. Spring signals a particularly active time for ticks, just when gardeners get antsy to get their hands dirty, working in their gardens. For anyone looking forward to spending time outdoors, be warned: Tick-borne disease is on the rise.
Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by state health departments, but this number doesn’t reflect all diagnosed cases of Lyme disease. Recent estimates suggest that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease each year in the United States.