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Spring Is The Beginning Of Tick Season: 3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself

With spring quickly approaching, the promise of sunny days and warmer weather is enough to get anyone excited about swapping the winter coats for T-shirts and shorts. By the time March 21 rolls around, the ability to go for a hike through the woods is high on the priority list of many outdoor enthusiasts. But warm weather comes with a few downsides, too. The answer to “Is spring the beginning of tick season?” is an unfortunate yes.

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Which States Are Most At Risk for Tick Bites?

An increasing number of ticks and other vector-borne disease cases have been reported in the US in the last several years. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were more than 640,000 cases between 2004 and 2016. Diseases from ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas actually tripled during that time period. Although mosquitoes pass on more diseases, ticks can cause conditions (such as Lyme disease) that are debilitating, difficult to diagnose, and challenging to treat. Here’s a look at which states are the most at risk for tick bites. Continue reading “Which States Are Most At Risk for Tick Bites?”