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how long does the tick season last in Saskatchewan

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In Saskatchewan,  when the weather reaches about 4° Celsius at the start of the spring,  Ticks starts to appear and spread throughout the region. As the weather warms up further, more and more ticks are found and this keeps on, until about the time when freezing temperatures stops the spread of Ticks, at the start of the winter time.

Ticks bite are small and painless and very often,  you will not even notice that you had just been bitten by Ticks. Be very cautious of getting bitten by Ticks because they carry bacteria which causes the Lyme Disease.  

Although this Lyme disease is not fatal in most cases, they can cause symptoms such as rash, fever, chills, body aches, headaches, fatigue, joint pains, meningitis,  bell's palsy, dizziness,  abnormal heartbeat, mental confusion,  nervous system disorders, numbness and weakness in limbs.

If you happened to get bitten by ticks and you are aware of it bitting you at the moment, you should remove the tick right away by using a tweezer, to pull it out upward steadily. After the tick is removed, clean the bitten area with rubbing alcohol, or soap and water. Try not to crush the tick to kill it because then the tick's mouth part could get stuck into your skin, infecting you. The only way to treat Ticks bite is to use antibiotics orally for one or two weeks.
answered by Emmanuel

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