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What's To Blame For the Rise In Ticks?

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Ticks are most active in the spring and summer months when the weather is warm; and each year, there seems to be an increase in the number of tick bites across the United States. So, what is the reason for the influx in ticks and tick diseases?

The answer: climate change. 

Researchers suggest that climate change is the reason for the rise in ticks. With shorter winters, and warmer springs, this brings ticks and the chance for a tick bite. 

We need to keep an eye out for ticks this summer while playing in grassy and wooded areas. Always check yourself and pets for hidden ticks after outdoor activity. 

To learn more about tick disease prevention, read the information on Deerbusters.com.