Are You Ready For Minnesota’s Upcoming Tick-Pocalypse?
Here we are in early February, wearing Crocs outside with basketball shorts because it's 55 degrees, going about our business without a care in the world. Well friends, I am here to burst your bubble, but you need to prepare for the upcoming tick apocalypse.
The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, which is, apparently, a real thing, say they have found a deer tick already this year in Dakota County.
Several commenters on the post also shared stories about finding ticks already in February. One guy said he found 25 (!) ticks:
One??Our dog was out for an hr with me on Saturday.We pulled 25 off him! This is not normal.2 weeks prior in was 15 below.
I was in the woods 24-7 as a kid, had a bunch of dogs, never, ever did I ever see a tick or had one on my dog. Fast forward until about 10-15 years ago, you go out in the woods and pull 5-6 off you each time.
"Tick-borne diseases are on the rise throughout the country and here in Minnesota. We're seeing an increase in Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases out there, so it's very important that people are aware, tick aware," Alex Carlson of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District told WCCO News.