No matter where you are in the province, tick bite cases have risen significantly over the last five years. Thankfully, there are several things that can be done to reduce this risk and and continue to enjoy being active outside.
According to the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness, checking for ticks is the most important defense against the spread of tick-borne illness. Always remove ticks as soon as they are found to prevent or reduce the risk of infection. Blacklegged ticks must be attached to the skin for at least 36 hours to transmit the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease.