With warmer winters attracting seasonal pests earlier than usual, scientists predict spring/summer 2017 could be one of the worst tick seasons in recent history. Beka Setzer posted a slew of eye-opening photos on Facebook last summer, showing scattered tick bites on her daughter’s hands and legs. ALSO SEE: Powassan virus is deadlier than Lyme disease — but do you need to worry?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by bites from infected ticks found in woodland and heath areas. The ticks look like tiny spiders with thick bodies. They feed on the blood of birds and animals including pets and