Did you know?
Early summer is peak tick season for Indiana, and over the last 15 years tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever have been on the rise. Scientists say there is strong evidence that changing climate conditions are driving this growing trend.
Mild winters combined with warm, wet springs allow ticks to emerge more quickly and reproduce for a longer time throughout the year. Predicted temperature and rainfall patterns in the coming decades strongly indicate Hoosiers should expect to see a continued rise in tick-borne illnesses.