Tick Season

by Emily Baird on April 18, 2010 at 4:57 am

It’s prime season for ticks, which are known to have their greatest populations from now until August.

Ticks like to attach themselves to humans or animals to feast on their blood.

That’s why the Licking County Health Department wants to remind everyone about serious tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. These illnesses can cause symptoms of fatigue and muscle pain.

It says ticks tend to be found in overgrown areas, especially bike and hiking trails.

If you do find a tick on you, contact you doctor or visit www.lickingcohealth.org for proper tick removal.