The long holiday weekend marks the beginning of camping season across Ontario. But it also signals the start of tick season.
Dr. Andrew Peregrine, of the Ontario Veterinary College, says the area near Kingston is a hotbed for ticks right now.
Ticks carry Lyme disease and that’s a concern.
Other areas with lots of ticks and Lyme disease are Long Point, straight south of Brantford on the shores of Lake Erie, where 60 per cent of ticks are infected; nearby Turkey Point; and Point Pelee National Park, in Leamington, where the deer population is booming.