I, for one, Welcome our New Blood Sucking, Disease bearing OverLords. Tick Population Explodes after Winter MIA

May 8, 2012

CBS Philly:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Although the growing season hasn’t even started, there’s already a bumper crop — of a critter that really ticks people off.

Ticks make even confirmed nature-lovers skeevy, since they do more than suck your blood. They can also transmit diseases, including Lyme Disease. Schuylkill Center land and facilities director, Sean Duffy, says the mild winter and warm, early spring have given ticks a leg-up.

“We’re going to have a lot. Last year was actually a pretty active year for ticks on our property, and because we didn’t have the die-off from a harsh winter, I think that this is really going to be a big year for ticks,” which aren’t very big, especially deer ticks.

And, Duffy says you don’t need deer strolling through your yard to have them.

“Mice are actually one of their big host species.”

In fact, that’s where the Lyme bacteria come from. Wearing long sleeves and pants can help you keep ticks from making a meal of you. But, make sure you check for them when you go inside.

4 Responses to “I, for one, Welcome our New Blood Sucking, Disease bearing OverLords. Tick Population Explodes after Winter MIA”

  1. omnologos Says:

    ‘Our’, not ‘out’

    And you should at least try to step out of the stereotype 8-\


  2. I love the headline. Peter Sinclair is apparently a fan of THE SIMPSONS.


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