Ticks are already a problem in the U.P.

If you have a fear of creepy crawling insects, the spring and early summer can be a tough time for you in the Upper Peninsula.

The tick is most commonly found during the beginning of these warm weather periods….and these critters are already showing up this year.

The common American Dog Tick and the less common Black–Legged Tick can be found throughout the U.P.

If you find a tick on your body, it is important that you remove it carefully.  The greatest danger is the risk of infection.

Wearing light colored clothing, tucking your pant legs into your socks, spraying repellent along your pant legs and checking yourself regularly are all ways to stay tick–free.