It's tick season in Canada with many residents reporting sightings this year in Halton Hills. Check yourself and your pets regularly, especially if spending time outside in grassed areas.
Check hot spots on yourself and animals such as underarms, behind the ears, ankles/paws, the groin area and hair. If bitten by a tick and you experience symptoms such as a red rash around the tick bite, extreme fatigue/weakness, swollen lymph nodes, headache and neck stiffness or spasms/numbness or tingling - call your health care provider immediately.
Visit Halton Region's website to learn more about how to identify, report and protect your household from ticks.