The NPCA has just released their most recent findings on tick populations in the Niagara Peninsula. The following areas have identified as high risk for ticks (blacklegged/deer ticks): Point Abino in Fort Erie and Christie Lake in Hamilton. Please note that ticks are not just a summer pest, but can survive into the fall and even in the winter.
It is the blacklegged/deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, a disease that has debilitating effects on the human body. Please wear long pants and light coloured clothing to help deter ticks.
If you find a tick on you please be advised that you can bring it to the Niagara Region Public Health Satellite Office on Garrison Road to have it tested.