Ticks are really a year-round problem; and although the media discusses tick disease in spring and summer more than any other season, the fall brings challenges for outdoor enthusiasts.
Ticks do not die out as the weather cools off; instead, they become dormant - mostly in the winter. In fall, hikers, campers and walkers will find themselves one-on-one with ticks and will need to perform thorough tick checks after time outside.
It's best to carry tick remover tools on hiking trips and remove a tick from the skin, if necessary. Lyme Disease is just one of the many diseases carried by deer ticks and can cause harmful effects for many years including numbness, fatigue and dizziness.
Check the Deerbusters blog regularly for more tick disease prevention tips.