Thunder Bay, Ontario: CBC- Victoria Day 2015: The unofficial start to tick season

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

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.

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  1. What about ticks on airplanes/buses or other public places where people might have brought them in on their clothing or in their hair?

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