Enjoying Summer Without the Bite of Tickborne Illness
Summertime is in full force, and with the warmer temperatures come opportunities for outdoor adventures... and tick bites. In Oklahoma, there is a wide range of tick species, each of which can carry serious diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis and Tularemia. In fact, there has been an uptick in tickborne illnesses, with 59,349 Americans diagnosed in 2017 alone.
Of course, staying indoors is not an option, especially when Oklahoma’s beautiful outdoors are beckoning. So, how do you keep yourself and your family safe from tickborne illnesses while enjoying camping, swimming or even working in the yard?