June 22nd, 2015 by Christopher Gooding
SPRINGHILL – It’s enough to make anyone want to stay out of the woods. Well, almost anyone.
Springhill and Pugwash Ground Search and Rescue members met July 17 to learn about the increasingly prevalent world of ticks. Many searchers had their first experiences with the little critters known for carrying Lyme disease last spring following a search for a lost mountain biker near Halifax, and it’s more than likely everyone will start seeing more in the future when entering the woods.
“The federal government is predicting, as temperatures moderate, you’re going to get more and more populations,” Dr. Vett Lloyd, with Mount Alison University, said. “And much sooner than thought. We found in 2012 we had reached the values they predicted for the 2020s.”