Doctors And Vets Warn About Increase In Ticks This Summer

Doctors and veterinarians are warning South Carolina residents to protect themselves and their pets from ticks.

About 50 cases of tick-borne diseases have been reported in pets around Greenville County this year. Vets say they've seen an increase in the insects over the past few months.

Doctors say a tick must be imbedded into the skin for at least a full day before Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Fever can be transferred. They recommend covering up when you go outside and checking yourself for ticks.

 Veterinarians recommend getting a tick medication for animals because heartworm prevention doesn't stave off the little bloodsuckers.


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