Worse than normal tick season predicted this year

Hampden County

Warmer weather means more time outside! But it’s also the time to check for ticks.

Experts are already predicting worse than normal tick season. Ticks can transfer Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

So it’s important to check yourself, and your pets, after being outside and it’s time to apply the tick treatment.

Jessica Cavanaugh of Holyoke told 22News, “We have a dog. We give him tick repellent. That’s about it. That’s as much as you can do for a dog.”

To avoid being bitten by a tick, it’s best to wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants outdoors and use bug spray, especially when you walk in the woods.

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