It is Lyme season. Or more accurately, it is the peak of Lyme disease season, between April and October. In truth, any time is Lyme time.
Nobody likes to hear this. Still it bears thinking about, in order to protect yourself and your family.
"Diagnosis of Lyme disease can be difficult because its symptoms are similar to other diseases. Several days or weeks after a bite from an infected tick, the patient may experience flu-like symptoms such as aches and pains in their muscles and joints, low-grade fever and fatigue. The classic symptom is a rash that looks like a bull’s-eye. The rash can vary in size and duration. The rash can mimic other skin irritation such as poison ivy, eczema, sunburn, flea bite and hives. Later symptoms can include headache, stiffness of the neck, and tingling or numbness in the extremities."
Lyme disease can be treated successfully, the earlier the diagnosis the better the prospects. A course of antibiotics can treat cases of Lyme disease that are caught early.