ticks

dpd.cdc.gov

The region’s dangerously cold temperatures could bring some benefits later in the year in the form of a smaller flea and tick population.  But according to entomologist Doug Johnson of the University of Kentucky’s Princeton extension office, they’re resourceful animals.  He says fleas, once indoors on a human or a pet brought in from the cold, can thrive, surviving on waste or debris until they mature.  Johnson says ticks, by contrast, live mostly outdoors, and are more susceptible to cold.

Tick Season is Here

May 29, 2012
wikipedia.org

The mild winter has resulted in an early start to tick season in Kentucky.  University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents say the pests have been reported three to four weeks earlier than normal.