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

Spring is here and summer is on the way. That means a lot more time outdoors with all sorts of ways that we can experience the lush forests and hiking trails of Maine. But there’s another thing that happens here when the warmer weather arrives. Ticks become a significantly bigger worry and this year Vacationland is poised to see more than ever.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from ticks and the illnesses they carry. Remember that ticks not only carry Lyme Disease, but also a variety of other diseases. These can lead to co-infections along with Lyme. Always tuck your pants into your socks when you go outside and put your hair into a hat. When you get back inside, take a hot shower. Check your hairline, groin and behind the knees and elbows. Click here for more ways to prevent tick bites and information on what to do if you’ve found a tick.

We think ticks are the worst, but here are 10 more bugs you’ll find in Maine. Luckily, we don’t have anything poisonous!