Health experts sound alarm about ticks as warmer weather heads our way
Health experts are sounding the alarm about ticks.
Experts say with milder winters, ticks are more prevalent, and incidents of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses are increasing.
“Lyme Disease is definitely the one that's the most common and we're seeing over the past decades that it is becoming more and more common. As we're seeing warmer climate, the ticks are able to thrive a little more and have shorter winters. So that allows them to become infected themselves and then bite humans and get those infections into humans,” says Dr. Andrew Handel of Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital.
Experts recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants when outdoors and spraying yourself with a repellent.
In addition, they say put your clothes in a hot dryer for 10 minutes to kill any ticks that may be on them.