This region is one of the most prone in the world to Lyme Disease. Some simple tips (for starters) to preventing this dreadful illness:
1) Bathe or shower soon after coming indoors;
2) Look for ticks and remove with fine tipped tweezers;
3) Apply repellent to skin and/or clothing;
4) Spray the perimeter of your yard for ticks;
5) Treat your pets with a product recommended by your veterinarian.
(Published April 24, 2014)