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

If you’ve spent much time in the outdoors, you’re probably aware of ticks. In Oregon, we have 20 different species of ticks, but only four like to feast on humans. One of those species carries Lyme disease, which has some nasty symptoms that can get serious if the disease is undetected for more than a month. Many states are gearing up for an increased number of ticks this summer, and unfortunately, Oregon is on the list. Here’s what you need to know.

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Learn more about ticks and Lyme disease on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s website. While cases of Lyme disease are rare, it’s always good to take precautions, but don’t let the fear of ticks keep you off the hiking trail this summer! Here’s a beautiful riverside trail in the Mount Hood National Forest.