Ticks and Lyme will be Back Full Force 

Health officials say the long, tough winter did nothing to stifle the tick population in the Northeast. They say ticks are primed to increase in population and continue to spread Lyme Disease.

Last year, Lyme disease cases reached nearly 1,400 in Maine, the highest number since the state started tracking the cases.

Officials say the number of Lyme disease cases nationwide has held steady over the past few years but it’s grown in northern New England.