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Does Tick Season End?

Jenn Smith

Posted on June 09 2020

Ticks are a year-round problem that affect over 300,000 Americans each year with their tick bites. March is when outdoor enthusiasts begin to see ticks in wooded and grassy areas; and they continue to see these arachnids throughout summer and fall. But, in the wintertime, tick sightings tend to drop off. So, is the winter season really the end to tick season?

Ticks do not die in the winter; but instead, they go dormant. They hide underneath wood piles (fire logs) and leaves to seek insulation and shelter from the elements. They will continue to feed on animals for food and spread tick diseases, such as Lyme Disease, along the way. Therefore, tick season never really ends but it does slow down at the end of the year. 

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