Ticks are most active in spring and summer. If you are bitten by an infected blacklegged tick, you may get lyme disease--a potentially serious infection. Please note, however, not all blacklegged ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and not everyone who is bitten by an infected tick will develop signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
To avoid getting bitten, please cover your skin (e.g. wear long-sleeved shirts) and use insect repellent containing DEET.
For more information, please visit the Ontario Government's lyme disease page.
If you have any concerns, please check with your health care provider.