Lyme disease risk low
Ticks have an “ick” factor, but some of them have something much worse.
Ticks can carry a bacteria that can lead to Lyme Disease.
But Dr. Eleni Gelanis of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the instance of Lyme Disease developing after a tick bite remains very low….
Gelanis says to avoid ticks, stay out of long grass, wear long pants and use a product with deet.
She says if your dog came on a hike with you, it’s a good idea to check them for ticks too.