Protect Yourself from Ticks

Tick - Photo Lars Kristian Flem

Quick! Snatch up that tick with tape before it gets lost in your house. Photo: Lars Kristian Flem/Flickr CC (By-NC 2.0)

About this global warming thing: our very mild winter has allowed more mice than usual to survive. The mice, in turn, host ticks. And the ticks carry diseases, especially Lyme Disease. So not only are ticks gross and disgusting, they can be dangerous as well.

Fortunately, you can get outdoors without getting ticks. Audubon provides a helpful article on avoiding tick problems while still enjoying nature.