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Surge In Wisconsin’s Tick Population in 2019

Category: News Release

 May 1st, 2019 by Keith Worrall  448

Modified May 1st, 2019 at 6:47 PM

You Won’t Be Happy To Hear That Wisconsin Is Experiencing A Major Surge Of Ticks This Year

The beginning of spring means we all start to head outside, but it also means the beginning of tick season. Unlike many other animals and insects, many species of ticks can actually withstand winter weather and they aren’t killed off en masse by the cold. In addition, our winter was mild until late January and February, giving them longer to prepare for the cold. Now the longer days and more sunlight let the ticks know it’s time to head back out and find their next meal. In May, their nymphs emerge and the tick population swells. Combine that with more humans out and about, usually with more exposed skin, and it’s a recipe for a possibly dangerous situation.

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