Checking surveillance data can help identify whether your neighborhood or favorite hiking spot is endemic for ticks. You might be surprised!
If not for working with Merck to help launch their 1st ever "tick awareness month", I wouldn't have searched and discovered a tick on my outdoor cat. The invader was tested and found to be a carrier of Lyme.
Pretty scary considering that I've been forcing my kids off technology in order to play outdoors and with their pets more and more each day.