By Tommy Yankey
Ticks are climbing on low growing vegetation in and along trails in wooded areas as they seek their first blood meal of the year.
Many tick species can carry diseases. The incidence of tick-borne diseases in Kentucky is low. However, reducing exposure to ticks, using available protective methods, and regular inspection for, and removal of, ticks are good habits and key actions to protect your health.
To re-duce the possibility of being bitten by ticks and other blood-feeding arthropods, you should: