While the summer months are a wonderful, welcome relief from a Massachusetts winter, they come as a blessing and a curse — a blessing because of the lovely weather, and a curse from the infernal bugs that love to make our lives miserable.
In Gloucester and the surrounding areas, you’re probably already well aware of how common mosquitoes and ticks are. While we’ve written a couple of blogs about mosquitoes, in this post, we’ll turn our attention towards ticks. Because, let’s face it — while mosquitoes are a downright nuisance, many people would take them in an instant over ticks.
Ticks are nasty, they burrow into their hosts, they cause gross bites, and they can spread Lyme disease. There’s really nothing at all to love about ticks, and they’re much more annoying to deal with than mosquitoes. So, let’s take a look at some tick prevention tips you can put into practice this summer.