Fall Ticks Are Still Out

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Some ticks {are just|are simply|are only} getting started
Ticks {are not|are certainly not|aren’t} just a summer problem. {While some|Although some|Even though some} types of ticks may {slow down|decelerate|decrease} when it gets colder, {others are|other medication is} just getting started. A lot of the risk depends on the species of ticks {you are|you might be|you happen to be} dealing with, and your region {of the|from the|in the} country. Simply put, ticks {should be considered|should be thought about} as a year-round health threat, with autumn being a major tick season.

Which ticks are most active during fall and what do they carry?
The blacklegged (deer) tick is very active {during the|throughout the|through the} fall. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health , adult blacklegged ticks may be seeking a meal at just this time of year.

Although people are most familiar with Lyme Disease , other tick transmitted diseases are becoming {more common|more prevalent|more usual} during this season. You should ask your veterinarian about the {risk of|likelihood of}:

Where are the ticks hiding during fall?
Ticks are actually very clever. They expend little energy hunting. Ticks “ quest” by waiting in the brush for a meal to walk by. Once that happens, they quickly {move onto|find out more about} the host.

During the fall, ticks often hide in the leaf litter present in the wooded or brushy areas they tend to populate; therefore , leaf piles and leaf mulch {should not be|must not be|really should not be} allowed to accumulate. Some ticks hatch their eggs in fall and seek {a host|a number}. Female ticks often lay eggs in dry brush and leaf mulch, {and can|and may|and will} deposit up to 3000 eggs in a breeding cycle.

{How can you|How could you|How will you} protect your dog from ticks in the fall?

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource {to ensure the|to guarantee the|in order that the} health and well-being of your pets.