Ticks in Toronto: Woman raises concerns after encountering dozens in her backyard

Global News published this video item, entitled “Ticks in Toronto: Woman raises concerns after encountering dozens in her backyard” – below is their description.

Michelle Snider of Long Branch in west Toronto took to Facebook to warn people about blood-sucking ticks that have been in her backyard, house and on her dogs in a way she’s never seen before.

Reports of ticks are on the rise, even in urban areas — along with concern over the diseases they may carry, like Lyme Disease, transmitted to humans through the bite of black-legged ticks.

In a statement, Toronto Public Health told Global News “the risk in Toronto of getting infected by a tick carrying Lyme is low” and that “the city has just begun its tick surveillance program for this year (so) it is too soon to tell if there are any trends in the number of ticks.”

Kayla McLean reports.

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