Source: Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press,, June 21, 2020

A number of steps can be taken to minimize the risk of exposure from tick bites, including wearing bug repellent that contains Deet.

Hikers and other nature lovers are being urged to be on the lookout for ticks as they return to trails and forested areas across the country this summer.

Tick season runs from a peak in spring and early fall until late into October and the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging people to take precautions against blacklegged or deer ticks that can carry various bacterial diseases, including Lyme disease.

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