Information contained on this page is provided by NewsUSA, an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.(NewsUSA/National Pest Management Association) - A little-known relationship between acorns and mice has set the stage for what may be one of the most severe tick seasons in recent years. As more people go outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, they could also be at a greater risk for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S.