The best way to prevent infection is to avoid tick-infested areas whenever possible, especially in the spring and early summer when nymph ticks feed. Adult ticks are a bigger threat in the fall. Ticks favour moist, shaded environments, especially leafy wooded areas and overgrown grassy habitats.
Top 5 Tick Habitat Precautions:
Canada is home to many species of ticks, but the Ixodes Tick (known as the black legged or “deer” tick) is the most common Lyme-carrier.
Lyme disease is a challenge to diagnose and can be even tougher to treat. Whether you have reason to suspect infection, or you’ve just been diagnosed, it’s important to learn all you can about this complex illness. The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is a great resource, go to www.canlyme.com to learn more.
Lyme disease is preventable. By taking the right precautions and spreading the word, you can effectively protect yourself and your family from Lyme.
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