Time to break out the long pants: Tick season is back!
The past couple of years we've had a tick boom along the west side of the state and it's happening again this year.
Erik Foster is the medical entomologist with the Michigan Department of Community Health. He says reported Lyme disease cases rose 60% last year – from 98 in 2012 to 165 in 2013.
He says it’s not clear yet whether we're going to see anything as dramatic as that this year, but so far this year is looking like another banner year for ticks.