Tick Season Has Arrived in the Limestone City
The spread of the tick-causing Lyme Disease is on the rise.
KFL&A Public Health says its a real risk which is why staff conduct active tick surveillance in the spring and fall.
Roughly 40 per-cent of the ticks collected test positive for the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
In 2016, there were 60 confirmed human cases of Lyme disease in the Kingston area, and one probable case.
Lemoines Point seems to be the most tick infested part of the city, and dogs are tick magnets, so make sure you check your pets regularly.
If you do see a tick, remove it and report it to local health officials.