In the United States, ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases in humans, such as Lyme disease, Babesia, Bartonella, Colorado tick fever, Heartland virus, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. While it used to be more prominent in the Northeast, Lyme disease is now present in all 50 states and is the most common tick-borne disease
Many of us in our Tri-State Area are not as aware of Lyme Disease as we should be; for years it has only been a concern if we travelled to the northeast coast. Unfortunately, Lyme Disease has become a big problem for us as well. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
I am always excited when this time of the year arrives in Cincinnati. The new energy that exudes from nature is contagious, and it is a wonderful feeling to brush aside the quiet, introverted energy of winter. I love to get out into nature and watch how the plants change daily.