If it's not mosquitoes - it's the ticks


You can blame the cool and wet  weather for the increase in ticks this spring which is allowing them to thrive.

Peter Jekel,  the manager of Environmental Health with Niagara  Region, says there have been 900 ticks submissions this year compared to 1800 for all of 2018.

He says 220 of them have been blacklegged ticks, the kind that can carry Lyme Disease.

Jekel says in this region for every 100 blacklegged ticks, 16 would carry the disease.

He advises people to use  repellents and wear  light-coloured clothing so you can spot them.