Right now, ticks are enjoying a fall resurgence of substantial proportions and local vets have their hands full and pet owners need to be on the alert.
The recent weather has been so warm that groundhogs like Phil may wake up earlier this winter. The same goes for deer, skunks and raccoons. Those are some of the findings from a study at Cornell University.
Wooded areas are tick bite territory. Even in winter, ticks can be active. To feed, ticks attach firmly to a host – human or animal – slowly sucking blood for several days.