May 06, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
As the weather warms up in Canada we’re going to start seeing a lot more bugs and some of them can be pretty dangerous. One of the worst bugs is ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to both humans and animals. Unfortunately, ticks are spreading in Canada and experts warn that now six provinces are at risk. Ticks are on the move spreading further and further into the country including Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and BC, so now six provinces are at risk.
Previously ticks were only a minor problem in Canada since our climate was too cold for them, but as Canada has gotten warmer with climate change, ticks are better able to survive here. Not only are they surviving, but they’re spreading further and further into the country. Now six provinces are dealing with tick problems, including Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and BC. To find out the best way to prevent Lyme disease and get other vital information about ticks, Libby speaks with Dr. Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health at The Region of Peel.