The Lake County Anti-Tick Team would like to recognize that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Although ticks can be present year-round, they are most active during warmer months. Ticks may be small in size, but we still need to protect ourselves, our families, and our pets against the diseases they can carry, especially Lyme disease.
Ticks live in and near wooded areas, tall grass, and brush. if infected, ticks can transmit diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI), tularemia, and others when they bite humans or animals. If left untreated, some tick-borne diseases can cause serious illnesses and may be fatal.
To learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from tick-borne diseases and to know what to do if you are bitten by a tick visit https://fightthebitenow.com/