It's officially tick season in Michigan and once again experts are claiming it's going to be another nasty one.

Ticks season in Michigan is from April to September. During those months ticks are most active. However, ticks can also be active during the winter months as well, especially if Michigan is experiencing warmer than normal temps.

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How to Avoid Ticks This Season

Tick hotspots are usually in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. So, be aware if you're walking your dog, camping, doing yard work, or gardening.

Experts say that it's a good idea to treat your clothes with products containing 0.5% permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing, and camping gear and remain protective through multiple washings.

If you think that you may have come in contact with a tick (ticks), the best thing to do is jump in the shower right away. Also, thoroughly inspect your body.

What Do You Do to Remove a Tick?

The best and easiest thing you can do is simply remove the tick with tweezers. After removing that nasty little guy, clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water. Never crush a tick with your fingers.

After finding a tick on your body, it will more than likely feel like there are more. I'm not going to lie, it's a really gross feeling.

How Bad Is the 2023 Tick Season Going to Be?

According to Lansing State Journal, Michigan State University's Howard "Bug Man" Russell says it's going to be worse than last year. Funny, that's exactly what experts said last year.

Howard Russel:

People shouldn’t be intimidated about the possibility of getting a tick on them. They should just go out and enjoy their property or their outdoor recreation activities. Think about ticks in terms of they’re a possibility but they shouldn’t limit our activities.

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