Ticks Popping Up Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

The Michigan Department of Community Health has listed the entire Lake Michigan shoreline as a hot spot for ticks and lyme disease.

The tick troubles popped up in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore last summer.

That's the first time lyme disease was connected the park.

The pests hide in grass and leaves until an unsuspecting victim passes by.

The tick then jumps on and tries to bury itself in the skin.

Park officials are pointing to the changing climate as to why they are popping up so much.

The park advises its guests to wear long sleeves and pants when hiking.

They also say a simple insect spray could do the trick.

9&10's Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Tony Zyber visited the National Lakeshore and have more details.