Preventing The Problems Posed By Tiny Ticks
As people head outdoors across Wisconsin every spring and summer, they face the risk of being bitten by deer ticks. The number of these ticks and other species can vary each year, and weather conditions can play an important role in day-to-day exposure risks, but the state remains a hotspot for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
On the May 26, 2017, edition of Wisconsin Public Television's Here And Now, University of Wisconsin-Extension entomologist P.J. Liesch shared tips for enjoying the season while avoiding ticks, including avoiding prime habitat, wearing long sleeves and lighter clothing, and applying repellent.