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Tick Season Has Come to Saskatchewan

Source: Chinenye Anokwuru, globalnews.ca, May 02, 2020

Take care when you walk through high grass, the American dog tick, is Saskatchewan’s most common tick species and thrives in areas of high grass.

With the arrival of spring weather, more people are starting to go for walks outside. It’s a good time to be reminded that it’s also tick season and tick bites pose a risk of tick-borne illnesses, like Lyme disease.

According to a veterinary researcher, a number of tick species become active this time of the year once the snow has melted. Ticks become very active in the months of May and June and taper off in July, University of Saskatchewan veterinary researcher, Maarten Voordouw said.

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