ticks http://kcur.org en Are You Ready For Tick Season? http://kcur.org/post/are-you-ready-tick-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer is the season for camping, walks and bike rides in wooded areas, but this also means it's the season of ticks. From April to September is tick season, and this is when the insects are most prevalent looking for a blood host.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Not only are ticks a pain to try and remove if they get on your skin, but getting bit by one can cause serious illnesses like Lyme disease. Recently, another tick-related disease was discovered by Scott Folk, a doctor at Heartland Adult Infectious Diseases.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:22:48 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37985 at http://kcur.org Are You Ready For Tick Season?