Solutions to the Lyme disease epidemic

Ticks are marching northward: What can we do? As winter coats are unearthed from closets and pumpkin spice lattes make their yearly resurgence, ticks are probably not at the forefront of any of our minds. But they should be. These tiny spiders, while largely hunkered down for the winter, will emerge in full force again all too soon to transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Powassan disease.