2021-05-31

Ticks may become a big problem in most parts of the United States this summer

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Ticks may become a big problem in most parts of the United States this summer

Ticks are common throughout the United States, but their activity levels each summer Depends on the climate: If the winter is very mild, spring starts early, and a lot of rain causes high humidity, the number of ticks will increase sharply. This parasite attaches to wild animals such as deer and squirrels, as well as pets such as dogs and cats. Similarly, ticks will attach to humans.

According to the Weather Channel’s report, the Midwestern states of the United States are experiencing slightly above average levels of tick activity, while the Pacific Northwest, which extends to Montana and Wyoming, is experiencing average levels of tick activity. Worm level. However, tick activity in the Midwestern states is above average, which means people from Dakota to Ohio need to be extra vigilant when going out in nature.

According to the report, some areas in the Midwest of the United States where ticks are not normally found may end up dealing with this blood-sucking animal this summer. Increased activity is a problem because parasites can carry diseases, especially Lyme disease, which can cause long-term damage to some people.

The University of Minnesota pointed out in a Q&A on the 2021 tick season that people can take some measures to reduce the risk of being bitten by ticks in nature, including the use of DEET-based deworming Agent. In addition, since it takes a certain amount of time for the disease to spread from ticks to human hosts, experts recommend checking whether there are ticks around you every day and removing them before they have a chance to stay too long.