Everyone is thrilled that Spring has sprung — including those vector-borne disease propagators otherwise known as ticks and mosquitoes.
I’m not going to be an alarmist but common sense says that humans aren’t the only species enjoying the warm weather and unfortunately it won’t be long before the City’s health department will get all too busy answering calls about our little parasitic carrying neighbors.
Here’s some data out of the Center for Disease Control that shows just how prevalent tick and mosquitoes have become in Ohio.
The health department does what it can but the best defense is a good offense which in this case means being informed and taking precautions to keep the critters off you and your pets.
Keep an eye on the Health Department web site to stay informed as the season of insect bites begins in earnest.