It’s unclear if it will be a bumper year for ticks; some experts say a lot depends on if spring will be a wet one.
What may be true in one part of the country – or even one part of a county – may not be true in another. And there are signs that the most common tick-borne illness
Numerous products now available to aid in both keeping ticks away and tick removal.
Alaska has had types such as vole and squirrel ticks that are found on wildlife, but newer to the state are two kinds of dog ticks.
The state had about 40 confirmed cases in 2000. By 2010, the number increased to 200 confirmed cases. And the provisional total for 2016 is nearly 350 cases.
Residents in Maine are complaining they are finding as many as 30 ticks at a time on their clothes, and public health officials in Vermont are reporting an above-average rate of emergency room visits for
It seems as though this is a bad year in the Northeast for the pesky arachnids. Actually, it seems like that every year. On top of that, national news stories are surfacing about other tick-borne
Experts are telling us that much of what we thought we knew about both is wrong.
Dry weather reportedly tends to suppress the number of ticks. But a shot of moisture — along with warmer weather such as in February — can re-energize the tick world.