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They aren't just found in "wild" areas in the countryside.
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Warmer weather has already helped spread ticks across Canada.
Lyme disease is a growing concern as warmer climates mean ticks are more prevalent. In many areas, ticks and the threat of Lyme disease is a relatively new phenomenon. You can control ticks with chemical sprays that contain 20 per cent DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 but there are also natural alternatives.
Ticks may be tiny, but they can pose huge problems for both you and your pet if they get a chance to bite. Don't be scared though. There's plenty of ways to help protect your pets.
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From hiking to swimming, sipping to shipping, how shifting weather patterns are changing lives in this province.
For us in Canada, the results should be an early warning sign of things to come. As average temperatures rise, so will the risk. This means the timeline for spread could be shorter and Lyme disease may be coming to a wilderness near you.
Winter haters in some parts of Canada got a major break this year, with one of the mildest seasons in memory.But as we head towards summer, there may be a price to pay for the lack of the frigid tempe...