Lyme disease risk increases during summer months

Lyme disease risk increases during summer months

With the risk of tick bites higher in the summertime comes a higher risk of contracting Lyme disease.

LaSalle County Health Educator Jenny Barrie says it can be treated when caught early.

LaSalle County had four cases of the disease last year.
Ticks tend to be in wooded or areas with tall grass.

Barrie says to cover up and wear and insect repellent to avoid them.

She recommends checking for ticks after being in the outdoors. It’s also a good idea to check pets as well.