It’s that time of year when we can finally look forward to getting outdoors in the warm sunshine. Unfortunately we have to share both the outdoors and the sunshine with ticks and especially the most unwelcome deer tick, the carrier of Lyme disease and several other nasty things.
Deer tick season typically starts in mid-May and runs through the middle of July, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Ramsey County is officially listed as a “moderate risk” area while our neighbor to the north, Anoka County is labeled high risk.
Prevent Tick Bites
Be especially cautious if you plan on being in a wooded or brushy area and make it a point to check your body periodically for ticks. If you’ll have your pooch with you, check…