Photo: Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance reports that, of all Lyme disease cases, more than three-quarters are caused by ticks picked up in the course of common backyard activities—playing, barbecuing, gardening, etc. Keep the little bloodsuckers away with simple landscaping tips that will help you foster a safer, tick-resistant outdoor environment.
By Donna Boyle Schwartz
Joyce L. Caroll
Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila