How you can protect yourself from ticks this summer
On Tuesday, public health officials in Nashville said an invasive tick was detected in Tennessee.
According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Asian Longhorned Ticks were found in Union County and Roane County.
Channel 3 spoke with public health officials in Hamilton County to find out how you can protect yourself from all kinds of ticks this summer.
Bonnie Deakins, Director of Environmental Health, said if you're hiking outdoors, make sure you wearing repellent, cover your skin with clothing and to stay on the trail.
"Sometimes when people have a tick bite and it does transmit disease then they will have a fever or rash, are two of the main symptoms you will see with those tick-borne illnesses," Deakins said. "They will need to be sure to contact their physician if they see symptoms like that."