Health experts say from May to July, people will get more tick bites than any other time. But because of two warm winters in a row and a record harvest of acorn, this could be a particularly bad time. Acorn is a favorite food of mice in the wild and mice carry ticks.
Lyme disease cases are on the rise and other, sometimes fatal, diseases are also re-emerging.
Doctors warn to wear tick-repellent clothing and to avoid areas where they may be present. They also suggest these tips:
Use repellent with 20 percent DEET or more
Do body checks
Cut the grass short
Put clothes in the dryer for ten minutes; the heat will kill any ticks
How to remove a tick:
Use fine-tipped tweezers
Put tweezers at the base of the tick, where the head is
Clean area with rubbing alcohol
Source: CBS News