Why Ticks Are Active In the Spring
AWST | Posted on April 18, 2014
Ticks are one of the most widespread pests on Earth, second only to mosquitoes. Despite their small size, they are also dangerous; a tick’s bite can cause any number of medical issues, as minor as a rash or as major as Lyme disease. Ticks are dormant during the cold season, but they don’t die—they become active again as soon as the weather starts to grow warm and remain active until the temperature falls again. The best way to minimize the risk of tick bites is to stay away from the places they thrive in, such as tall grasses, old logs, and wood piles. You should also keep away from animals that can be carriers of ticks, such as raccoons. If you find any ticks on yourself, contact a pest control service immediately.
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