Spring/Summer Has Arrived?
The weather may not feel like it but our flea and tick seasons have arrived and if you have been outside you may have noticed how healthy the tick population is this year. Scientist think that the bumper crop of acorns in the Winter 2015 could increase Lyme risk in 2017. This is because when the acorn number are high the white footed mice do great and explode in population. Mice are key players as hosts for the deer ticks. In spring if the mice population is high then the young ticks have an abundant food source. The young ticks then survive well and have a higher chance of picking up the bacteria....lets not forget that ticks live 3-4 years.
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