Tuesday, June 3, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Ticks

School is out and winter has FINALLY seemed to release its grip on Ohio. During the summer break many families flock to the outdoors to recreate. In addition, many outdoor summer camps are underway. However, before releasing children and family members back into the woods, be sure to take a few health and safety precautions against ticks.

Tick ID
Tick abundance is often localized in pockets and different areas of Ohio are home to different species of ticks, some of which may carry diseases. To learn more about ticks in Ohio, how to identify ticks and what to do if you find a tick, visit the Species and Habitats page on the Division of Wildlife’s website: www.wildohio.gov