As summer gets closer, you are being warned to look out for ticks.

The Porcupine Health Unit is reminding you that some ticks in the area carry Lyme disease and other tick-born diseases.

Public Health Inspector Sandra Lapajne says there are ways to protect yourself.

She says if you get bit by a tick, you should remove it immediately.

Lapajne says if you do get bit by a tick, remove it right away and bring it into the health unit for testing.

(Written By: Mackenzie Read)