A mild winter and warm spring has more people outside and active — and they have company.
Ticks, mosquitoes and other insects are active earlier this year due to unseasonably warm weather and medical professionals are advising people to be cautious of themselves and their pets.
But most pests are just, well, pesky.
Only the black-legged ticks species carries lyme disease and it is rare in Kentucky. More cases are are reported in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the northeast.