From coast to coast and peak to peak, Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada.
With spring in full bloom, disease-carrying ticks are starting to wake up for the season in Canada, posing a risk to any potential host they find on wooded trails, public parks and even our own back yards.
Don't let their tiny stature fool you; ticks can present a BIG problem for humans and pets alike, with diseases they can carry like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever causing harmful and potentially long-lasting symptoms when spread to humans through their bite.
Serious about tick-proofing your outdoor haven? Check out our branded tips below.
There are dozens of tick species found across Canada, but two of the most common (and notorious) are American Dog Ticks and Blacklegged Ticks.
Now more than ever, we understand just how important your outdoor spaces are going to be for you this spring and summer in the Ottawa region. Instead of being driven away from your backyards and into your bedrooms because of pesky and potentially dangerous ticks, we want you and your family to spread out and enjoy your precious spaces this season, worry-free.