- tick management
Outdoor enthusiasts may be under the impression that once the temperatures drop, and snow is on the ground, that ticks must be a thing of the past - unfortunately, they are mistaken.
As long as temperatures stay above freezing at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, ticks will remain a concern. In the fall and winter seasons, ticks will be found in grassy and wooded areas and underneath leaves and tree logs for shelter and insulation. It is advised that homeowners move firewood and leaf piles away from homes to prevent ticks from crawling inside homes - potentially attacking people and pets.
Deer are the number one carriers of ticks with Lyme Disease in the United States; and it is suggested by wildlife experts to install deer fencing around yards to keep away whitetails for tick management. When outside, carry a tick remover tool for ease of tick removal, too.
Ticks are most active in the spring and summer months while the weather is warm and people are outside playing with their pets. Although the weather cools down in autumn, tick movement remains a concern in the fall season. As long as temperatures remain above freezing, ticks can spread tick diseases such as Lyme Disease, [...]
Ticks are most active in the warm months of the year beginning in Spring (March) when people are in the garden or on camp sites and hiking trails. As in spring and summer, ticks continue to hide in the grassy and wooded areas where they can find a warm blooded-mammal to feed. As long as the [...]
A hiker is enjoying the smells of nature of being outside when suddenly a new "birth mark" appears on the skin. It's a tick"Don't panic" one thinks to them-self. The first instinct is to rip the tick off the skin - while begging the "bug" to magically go away. While removing the tick as quickly as possible seems [...]