Health officials are warning about an explosive growth in the tick population in NY and PA

06.05.17 | Bob Price

Insect experts say the mild winter and wet spring has the creepy critters crawling, and that's increased the risk for dangerous infections like Lyme disease.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says the federal government needs to implement a law passed last year to better battle the bugs.

Another tick-born illness is showing up this spring.  The Powassan virus causes massive swelling of the brain and can be fatal.