As tick season resumes, residents are being reminded that they live in an area with a better than average chance of encountering the tiny bugs.
Stormont- DundasGlengarry and PrescottRussell are in an “estimated risk area,” a location where blacklegged ticks have been identified or are known to occur and where humans have the potential to come into contact with infected ticks.
Estimated risk areas are calculated as a 20kilometre radius from the centre of a location where blacklegged ticks were found through drag sampling.
Infected blacklegged, or deer, ticks can transmit Lyme disease. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, symptoms can last from months to years and can cause serious health problems.
Blacklegged ticks live in woodlands, tall grasses and bushes, and are found throughout Ontario. The number of infected blacklegged
TINY MENACES: Ticks are tiny, as demonstrated by this information card available at animal clinics. ticks is increasing each year, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit notes. Ticks are most active in the summer months, but can be found at any time of the...