(Toledo, OH) Northwest Ohioans could see a big bug problem this spring and summer.
While the Midwest saw a lot of snow and the cold weather lingered late into spring, recent temperatures remained mild enough that an abundance of adult ticks survived the winter. That could spell trouble in Ohio. With an increased number of ticks come a higher possiblity of tick-borne diseases.
There were 218 confirmed cases of Lyme disease statewide last year because of a higher tick population-- and now experts say this year could be just as bad.
That means some extra precautions should be taken in warmer weather when Ohioans head outdoors, especially into wooded areas.