High risk tick areas in Niagara

Niagara's Public Health Unit has identified several areas in Niagara as high risk area for ticks.

The at-risk areas include, Point Abino in Fort Erie, the Wainfleet Bog, Mud Lake and Rotary Park in St. Catharines.

Several months ago, the city of Hamilton was declared a Lyme disease risk area, after several blacklegged ticks were found at Christie Lake Conservation Area.

For more details on ticks in Niagara, and how to identify the different varieties go to public health's website at https://www.niagararegion.ca/

If you find a tick on you, you can also submit it to the region for analysis to determine if it is a blacklegged or a deer tick which can carry Lyme disease.