Residents need to be on the lookout for ticks

Social distancing because of COVID-19 has sent many people outdoors for something to do, and that means more exposure to ticks.

SDSU Extension pesticide education and urban entomology field specialist Dr. Amanda Bachmann says conditions have been prime for ticks this year.

Bachmann says there are things you can do to decrease your chance of having a tick latch on.

Bachmann says some ticks may carry disease.

More information about ticks can be found on the SDSU Extension or state Department of Health websites.  

(Thanks, Dakota Radio Group)