Blacklegged Tick
Blacklegged tick

Lyme Disease

There is an increasing number of areas in Ontario where ticks carrying Lyme disease are found. These black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks) attach to birds which migrate from place to place, bringing this health risk. While Lyme disease is easily treated when detected early, it can have serious and permanent health consequences if left untreated.

Going outdoors? Be tick smart.

For more information on Lyme disease, blacklegged ticks, and how to protect yourself from tick bites while enjoying the outdoors, please visit the following websites:

Public Health Agency of Canada: Lyme disease

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care