The National Pest Management Association has release a news report regarding this year’s tick season.
“Health and insect experts are calling it a perfect storm of conditions coming together to create a tick population explosion – lack of acorns and the mild winter. Specifically, the mild winter has allowed ticks, much like other insects to thrive and emerge earlier than usual. As for the acorns, oak trees produced an extremely large acorn crop in 2010, which led to a boom in the white-footed mouse population last year.
“As a result, the blacklegged (deer) tick population also increased because ticks had an abundance of mice to feed on when they hatched. However, this spring those same ticks will be looking for their next blood meal and since mice will be in short-supply, the ticks will turn to the next best thing – humans!”
In my next blog, I’ll talk about preventative measure you can take to limit your risk to tick exposure.
If you’re concerned that you have ticks around your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.