News Tick season is here SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, staff Friday, May. 18th, 2018 A Black-legged Tick The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is suggesting people avoid black-legged ticks. A bite from a tick can cause lyme disease. According to H.K.P.R. Environmental Health Manager Richard Ovcharovich says symptoms of lyme disease can include a fever, headache, and even reoccurring arthritis if left untreated. Ovcharovich says you can take preventative measures against tick bites before going outside. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LymeDisease-CLIP3.mp3 He adds that ticks don’t fly, so they will try other ways to attach themselves to a person to feed. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LymeDisease-CLIP2.mp3 Lyme disease is more likely to be passed to the host if the tick has been feeding for 24 hours or more. Ovcharovich says if you see a tick on your skin, use tweezers to remove it. If you start feeling any symptoms, it is recommended you see a doctor right away.