It's the time of year to check for ticks, and they're popping up all over the Treasure Valley

Posted at 9:26 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 15:59:08-04

Spring brings wildflowers, warming weather, later sunsets, and ticks.

It's the time of year to start checking for ticks! The wood ticks in Idaho rarely transmit scary diseases like Lyme disease, but people can catch Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other illnesses from the insects.

Make sure you check yourself and your pets for ticks after you spend time outdoors, because it only takes 24 to 36 hours to transmit a disease.

You can also talk to your vet about using a flea and tick preventative treatment on your pets.