There have been 4 times as many black-legged ticks reported in the Niagara Region this year as in 2018.

“If you walk by and brush against it, they may adhere to you.” They like tall grass, and hiding under leaves.

If a black legged tick is embedded for longer than 24 hours the risk of Lyme Disease increases. Its an infectious disease that in the early stages can cause fever, fatigue, and headaches. Its commonly noticed by a bullseye rash the bug leaves behind. Pulling them off should be done with tweezers ensuring no part of the insect is left behind.

DeVeaux Park in the Niagara Falls, New York side has reportedly put up signs advising visitors to look out for ticks.

You may want to also take a look at your child if then walk through tall grass or leaves during their outdoor excursions

(CHCH-TV)