You Won’t Be Happy To Hear That Illinois Is Experiencing A Major Surge Of Ticks This Year

Hiking in Illinois may seem like all fun and games, but there is a hidden danger that nature lovers need to be aware of. This year’s tick surge could cause an increase in the spread of disease, but there are some things you can do to protect yourself.

The great outdoors are being taken over by a tiny villain this season. Scroll on for more details.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Test out your anti-tick protection methods on these 10 easy hikes in Illinois that everyone should try.

Are you prepared for this tick surge? Share your favorite ways to prevent these buggers from getting on you below in the comments.