More ticks could mean more cases of Lyme disease this summer

June 20, 2012 2:59:07 PM PDT
Health experts are warning, we could see a big increase in ticks this season, and that may result in more cases of Lyme disease.

A number of environmental factors, including a warm spring may be to blame.

A tick bite does not always result in disease, but the less time a tick is on you the better.

An expanding bull's eye rash is usually but not always the first sign of Lyme disease.

Those infected may go on to develop muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue.

Experts say ticks should be removed with tweezers. It is also helpful to save the pest to show your doctor to help with a treatment decision.