VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the climate warms up, many British Columbians are wanting to hit the mountaineering trails, however the Nature Conservancy of Canada is warning hikers of ticks.
According to Andrew Holland, with the conservancy, ticks have gotten extra frequent in Canada.
“2009, there have been simply over 140 instances reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Three years in the past there was over 2000 instances,” Holland says.
The little bugs get in your garments whilst you’re mountaineering and may carry Lyme Disease which might result in neurological issues if it’s not handled early sufficient.
While there are completely different sorts of ticks, Holland provides, “the Blackleg Attack or the Deer Tick is the one which’s been increasing in round Canada.”
Hikers are particularly weak of choosing up ticks as they stroll in grassy or wooded areas. But even golfers can brush up in opposition to them.
“One of the issues individuals can do to guard themselves is put on mosquito spray or bug repellent with DEET in it. It’s additionally a good suggestion to put on lengthy sleeves and pants and to maintain free clothes tucked in,” Holland advises.