An early start to the tick season has not led to more ticks this summer or more tick activity, for that matter. Elizabeth Schiffman is an Epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. She says that's good news as we exit peak tick season.
Camping and hiking season is here and that means tick season. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Beth Berlin says being diligent can go a long way in avoiding diseases like Lyme Disease, human anaplasmosis and Powassan encephalitis.
Minnesota health officials say the wet weather and anticipated warm-up means outdoor enthusiasts are at high risk for ticks. State epidemiologist Dave Neitzel says the tick season was delayed by a prolonged winter, but is now upon us.