Despite an early April Fool’s joke on Monday, the snow, for the most part, is gone. It’s finally starting to feel like spring and with the return of warmer weather, comes the return of ticks, according to the Trumbull Monroe Health District. The Health District is encouraging parents to be on the alert for ticks — peak season is from April to September.
The incidence of Lyme disease is higher in children under the age of 10 than in any other age group. Most cases of Lyme disease are associated with the nymphal stage of the deer tick. Nymphs are small (about the size of a pinhead), difficult to spot, and are active during the late spring and summer months when you and your family spend more time outdoors, according to the health district