Most of us are disgusted by the idea of ticks. And if you’re a parent, the thought of these tiny arachnids embedding themselves into our children’s skin is 10 times worse.
Unfortunately, kids are at real risk. The CDC reports that kids 5 to 9 years of age are most at risk of Lyme disease. Overall, some 75,000 youth are diagnosed with the illness each year, and that doesn’t account for other tick-borne illnesses or the cases of Lyme that go undiagnosed.