Ticks are certainly nothing new to Middle Tennessee and the Mid-South.
However, over the last decade or so, Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (amongst other diseases) associated with tick bites have become more common than in the old days.
Last year Tennessee had a record number of cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (700).
Last week, I did a story on that and some precautions you can take (including an organic insect repellant).
Below is a link to that and two other stories about a young girl who has been suffering with Lyme Disease for the last four years. The first of her stories is from 2011.
After viewing each story, you might want to click on your "back" button to return to this page.
I also included an extensive article on the subject from the Lebanon Democrat.
Mallory Qualls' story from 2011:
Her recent story: