With the summer season upon us, the tick population in New York State has been very high and officials are urging caution when it comes to the little creatures because tick-borne illnesses are increasing.
Tips to Avoid Ticks:
- Avoid tick infested areas such as tall grass.
- Walk in the center of trails.
- Avoid brushing against weeds.
- Keep grass and underbrush cut and thin.
NBC News Reporter Patricia Martellotti sat down with a woman who shares how her life was changed by a tick bite. If you like to eat meat, you might want to watch this!