Anyone who ventures outdoors, or anyone who lives with someone that does should read this article. It is getting warm out there, and ticks are definitely out and about. My wife and I went turkey hunting for a few hours this past Saturday, and when we came home, she found five ticks on her.Always good advice, especially as the weather gets warmer (allegedly) and the little critters that bite are out and about. However, there's part of this I need to highlight:
Possibly the scariest tick disease (at least to your outdoor columnist) is one that is relatively new. This one is causes by the bite of a Lone Star tick. The tick bite (when in high numbers) can cause an allergy to mammalian meat.Allergy. To. Meat. I'm thinking that there might be worse ways to live, but I can't think of one off the top of my head. No more steak. No more lamb. NO MORE BACON.
Be careful out there, people - you don't want to be "that guy who's allergic to cheeseburgers"...
That is all.