The bugs of summer are back in town
Summer is all fun and games -- until someone gets bitten or stung.
Amanda Williamson Published: 6/28/2018
The hot, humid temps of summer are great for backyard picnics and outdoor activities, but they are also the perfect conditions for black-legged ticks. These creatures, carriers of Lyme disease, are more prevalent in the summer than any other time of the year.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of tick-borne diseases more than doubled from 2004 to 2016 – from 22,000 to 48,000 cases – with Lyme disease accounting for 82 percent of them.
But, despite these numbers, ticks aren't the only little creatures you need to be on the lookout for.