Mild weather bringing early season for ticks - KMOV.com

Mild weather bringing early season for ticks

(KMOV) – Two cases of infectious diseases have been spotted in the St. Louis area in regards to our mild winter, according to the Infectious Disease Specialists.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever and erlichioisis are two illnesses that cause flu-like symptoms and are carried by ticks.

Pest control companies are already responding to calls in high risk areas in Missouri and Illinois.

According to the pest control companies you can make your yard safer by clearing undergrowth and using bug spray.  

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