Montana's abundant spring and summer outdoor activities are right around the corner. But, before heading out to recreate, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services offered this reminder Thursday: It's also tick season.
An innocent hike, campout or even a few hours gardening in the backyard can put one in contact with the annoying parasites. Starting now until usually the end of July, blood-thirsty ticks are looking to make a home on any unsuspecting person. Peak tick season usually lands in May.