Mike Rottler, owner of Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, talks about this year's tick population with Fox2Now news. Ticks are small insects that attach themselves to people or pets who are walking, biking, jogging or playing in grassy or wooded areas. Once a tick has attached itself to a host, they begin to feed off our blood. They are known carriers of numerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans and pets, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. If spending time outdoors it is a good idea to keep pant legs tucked into socks or boots, shirts tucked in, and clothes buttoned. Wear long sleeves, weather permitting. Try to avoid resting on logs, stumps, or the ground in brushy areas and remember to conduct a tick check on yourself, your children and pets when you return indoors. Be sure to inspect clothing and your body for ticks to remove them before they become attached. To watch the full news story for some great tips on dealing with ticks, please click here.