Rifle season in Pennsylvania has been met with unseasonably warm temperatures. So not only are hunters sweating it out in the fields, they may have more bare skin showing as well. This bare skin is exactly what the ticks are hoping for. With the warmth they have thawed out and are quite hungry.
DEET is a good tick deterrent. Also hunters coming in from the field should have someone else examine them to make sure there are no ticks that have missed the hunter's eyes. The large black ticks that are easy to see are not the ones to fear either. It is the little brown ticks that one should worry about, as those are the Lyme disease carrying ones. If a tick has passed on the disease a good indication is a red bulls-eye looking rash, and if you have that get to the doctor immediately. From WHPTV2.com .