It’s our favorite time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, and after all this hole-ing up, we really deserve some space. Do you do regular tick checks after having gone on a hike? If not, now is the time to start! The deer tick population has sky rocketed recently, and it is estimated that over 50% of deer ticks carry the pathogen that causes Lyme’s disease – a potentially devastating illness that can affect multiple organ systems.

Since it typically takes 24-36 hours of having a tick stuck to you before you can get infected, there is a window of time for important preventative measures. Ticks can be so incredibly tiny and they burrow in crevices making them very difficult to find, so ideally you will want to prevent tick bites in the first place. Watch this video to be well equipped to protect yourself and your family from these pests!