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Do I Have to Worry About Ticks in the Winter?

Posted by Athena Hadjipanayis on Jan 18, 2024 2:30:00 PM

Research warns that warmer winters will lead to increased tick activity. While tick season generally spans between early spring and fall in New England, warmer weather may lead to extended tick activity. 

Where do Ticks go in the Winter?

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When temperatures are below freezing, ticks may find shelter in leaf litter, tall grasses, or beneath the snow, forming a protective barrier against the cold temperatures. Ticks may latch onto hosts, such as rodents or deer, utilizing them as a source of warmth and sustenance during the winter months. Once temperatures rise above freezing, blacklegged ticks, carriers of Lyme disease, will become active. 


Milder Winters

With the ongoing changes in climate patterns leading to milder winters in certain regions, the traditional behaviors of ticks are being disrupted. Warmer temperatures and reduced snow cover create an environment that increases tick activity, prolonging their search for hosts and increasing the risk of tick-borne diseases. Ticks are active and looking for food unless they are buried under snow or temperatures drop below freezing.


Start All-Natural Tick Control Treatments When the Weather is Above Freezing!

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With tick season gradually increasing in length, we have begun to protect our customers as soon as temperatures are above 35 degrees Fahrenheit. This will allow your property to be ahead of the tick population curve, as ticks won't be able to reproduce or survive once sprayed with our all-natural control.

Our all-natural tick sprays use natural ingredients, such as essential oils, to repel ticks and other pests. These ingredients are effective at deterring and eliminating ticks. By using all-natural treatments, individuals can avoid exposure to harsh chemicals commonly found in conventional tick sprays while still protecting themselves against tick bites and the diseases they can transmit.


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Chanatry, Hannah. “Tick Activity Is Picking up in Mass. Experts Fear Climate Change Could Extend Peak Seasons.” WBUR News, WBUR, 29 Mar. 2022, www.wbur.org/news/2022/03/29/tick-season-massachusetts-climate.

Sullivan, Mike. “Warm Winter Leads to More Ticks in New England.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 3 Mar. 2023, www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/warm-winter-leads-ticks-increase-new-england-pet-safety/.


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