Ticks can be active during cooler temperatures and can even survive our cold winters.

  • Blacklegged tick activity is influenced by temperature. Adult blacklegged ticks begin looking for a host to feed on when the temperature is 4 degrees celcius or above.
  • The immature stage of the blacklegged tick, which become active in late spring, continue to be active throughout the summer season.
  • Adult blacklegged ticks are most active during the fall when cool temperatures are ideal for them!
  • Adult blacklegged ticks are active again if the temperature rises to 4 degrees celcius and above during winter, even when there is still snow on the ground!
  • American dog tick activity is influenced by day length.
  • The American dog tick begins questing as the days get longer in the spring and early summer and activity decreases as days shorten in the late summer and fall.

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Where can my pet get ticks?

Contact your veterinarian for more information on tick prevention and awareness.

They can also help set up a tick control program
for your pet.