The Lorain County Health District Warns About Tick Season!
Tick bites can be more than bothersome, they can spread disease to people & dogs. The most common disease deer ticks spread is Lyme Disease, which can cause headache, fatigue, and rash, and might spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Dog ticks are larger & can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
"By taking some simple precautions, you can prevent tick bites & Lyme disease & still enjoy the outdoors," says David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at LC Public Health. Many people in areas of the county make tick checks a daily habit, and it's time for people across Ohio to get into the same routine.
Prevent tick bites by following these steps:
Stay out of areas with tall grass and lots of plants, where ticks like to hide, and walk in the center of trails
Wear light colored clothing to make ticks easier to find & tuck pants into tops of socks or
Use bug repellents-follow directions.
Check yourself, children & pets after spending time outside
Bathe or shower after walking through tall grass or plants to help find them easier.
Check dogs & cats
Ask vet about tick control for pets
Mow yard & other places where pets & people play so ticks won't hide there.