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

While summer is always a welcome season here in Virginia, there are a few downfalls that come with the warm weather.

One of them is the ultimate pest: the tick. While small and seemingly harmless, these insects can carry a variety of diseases that could be harmful. And unfortunately, officials believe that so much rainfall this past year could result in even more tick sightings this season. On the bright side, there are ways to lookout for these insects and make sure you remain tick-free and happy this season.

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/

For more helpful information about how to avoid tick bites and what to look out for, be sure to check out this field guide put together by FairfaxCounty.org. You can also refer to the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page to educate yourself further about Lyme Disease.