The month of May brings many things, among them Mother’s Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at Cary, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.
Source/Learn why here: Time to Move Lyme Disease Awareness Month to April?
Ticks have been nuts in north central Indiana since early March. I’m all for it moving to March.
Is that right!? Do you know of people getting bit and sick? Nymphs are so hard to see!!
I haven’t had anyone tell me about it if they have. Just me. I reached out to Potato Creek State Park to encourage them to post information about Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease and they didn’t even bother to respond to the e-mail. However, the local Izaak Walton League put up flyers and info all over the property to educate everyone. I think that’s awesome!