Many people consider Memorial Day to be the official unofficial start to summer time. And many around the twin tiers might take this as the perfect time to get outside. However, regardless of any out door fun you and the family might be planning if you are planning you are going to want to make sure that you and your loved ones are protected against ticks and the deadly disease that they can carry. You have the highest risk of being bitten by the American dog tick during spring and summer seasons. Be sure to check yourself regularly, avoid contact with tall grass and brushes and wear light colored clothing in order to better spot ticks.