As the number of reported cases of Lyme Disease for 2017 continue to increase throughout the Finger Lakes and state, Yates County Public Health is helping raise awareness by informing the public about ticks and where they can be found. Here is Public Health Educator Kathy Swartout to tell us more about ticks.
Kathy explains what happens when they find that blood meal.
Kathy adds the nymphs and adult ticks usually climb plants up about 2 to 3 feet so they can reach out their front legs to catch on to passing animals. If you’d like more information about ticks or Lyme Disease, click here.