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Are Ticks Out In Fall?

Jennifer Smith

Posted on November 09 2018

Ticks really are a year-long concern, especially in warm weather; but now that's it's fall, outdoor enthusiasts cannot discredit the harm that a tick can cause this season. 

As long as temperatures remain above freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), then there remains a chance for a tick bite. Ticks will keep to themselves in grassy and wooded areas, seeking warm-blooded mammals to feed on such as deer, pets and humans. For warmth, they will hide underneath leaves and firewood logs.

Homeowners are encouraged not to move fire logs close to homes and to spray themselves with tick sprays. Applying pet-friendly tick repellents to the yards will help keep ticks away from lawns and gardens, too. However, the best way to reduce the amount of ticks in the yard is to build a deer fence, keeping the deer and other tick-carrying animals out of sight. 

Over all, campers, hikers and outdoorsy folks need to keep watch of ticks on skin and know how to remove a tick from themselves and their four-legged friends. 

Click here for more tick disease prevention tips on and stay protected from tick disease this fall.