With warmer weather come the ticks... here are a few suggestions for parents to incorporate into their children's daily routine. * Parents should use bath time to thoroughly check children for ticks daily. * If you find a tick, remove it with tweezers immediately. * Call your doctor if you experience any symptoms after removing a tick. * Throw your clothes in the dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes to kill any stowaway ticks. ... See MoreSee Less
You can also take the removed tick to a lab (clongen, for instance) and they will test the tick for Lyme disease. It's $75 or so. That way you know how aggressive you need to be with medical follow up.
We've had more ticks in the last week (5) than we have had in the 4+ years at Butler! Must have been the mild winter or something.