Tick Population Growing in Hamilton

Hamilton public health is developing a tick management strategy after the city was designated as a “estimated Lyme disease risk area.”

A 20-kilometre radius except eastern parts of Stoney Creek and Glanbrook is now a Lyme risk area and officials say the number of ticks is skyrocketing.

The health department hopes to have a plan ready this fall, says the just two approved pesticides aren’t very effective in controlling the ticks.

The plan includes keeping city grass well-manicured at frequently used parks and sports fields.

Source: John Wehrstein/Spectator

Photo: conservationhamilton.ca

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