BOSTON (CBS) — The CDC is warning that it’s peak tick season.
According to the agency’s tick bite data tracker, emergency room visits for tick bites are typically highest from now until the first week of June. The northeast is by far the worst region in the country for ticks.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Ticks carry several diseases, including Lyme disease.READ MORE: Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered From Hyde Park Pond
Health officials say it’s best to avoid wooded, leaf-covered areas to reduce the risk, and to stay away from patches of tall grass.MORE NEWS: 'It's Really Disturbing': Harvard Student In Surfside, Florida Describes Scene Of Building Collapse
The CDC recommends using repellent to protect your pets and yourself from ticks.