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Manitoba Health has sent out a bulletin to urge everyone in the province to keep an eye out for ticks.

Ticks are active anytime there's no snow on the ground but with the spike in temperate we've seen this week, they'll be out in full.

Public health officials recommend seeking medical help if specifically black legged-ticks have bitten you, or if a tick has engorged itself with blood.

DEET-based repellents, tucked-in clothing, and staying on trails are great ways to avoid Ticks, and regularly inspecting yourself, your children, and your pets is a great way to find them before they latch on.

May happens to be Lyme Disease Awareness month, a disease spread by black-legged ticks.

they can be identified by their red-orange body, black legs and a black spot on their back, and are smaller than wood ticks.

Adult females are about the size of a sesame seed.

To Help identify and track tick movements, you can submit pictures of the ones you find to