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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

After a winter spent indoors, many of us look forward to the warmth of spring and summer, and the opportunity to spend time with nature. Along with the flowers of spring, animals that have hidden during the cold months reappear.

One emerging creature that is best avoided is the black-legged (formerly deer) tick, which transmits Lyme disease. Rare in the winter months, Lyme disease becomes more common in May, June, and July. Your state's Cooperative Extension Service can help you pinpoint Lyme disease season in your geographic area.

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