|Black Legged Tick|
"JUST A WARNING TO ALL BIRD ENTHUSIASTS AND DOG OWNERS: We found a tick on our lab today. We walk her along the paths and avoid areas bushes near the harbour shores but we took her out to the Whimbrel Point area the other day where there are a lot more tall weeds and grasses and suspect this is where she picked up the tick. As you know black legged ticks now carry Lyme Disease as well as the deer tick and the public health has posted warnings about other serious tick transmitted diseases that have moved into the area. Protect yourselves with Deet repellents or vinegar water and pepperment oil or citronella based natural home-made repellents. Recipes for effective natural tick repellents can be easily found online!"