You Won’t Be Happy To Hear That Iowa Is Experiencing A Major Surge Of Ticks This Year

Usually here at Only In Iowa, we try to share good news – beautiful nature scenes, delicious restaurants, fun parks, interesting museums. But today, we have a bit of bad news to relate. The 2021 Tick Forecast released annually by is here, and it doesn’t bode well for the Hawkeye State.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:


You can find many helpful, tick-related resources at the CDC website. What are your best tricks for surviving an extra bad tick year? We’ll take all the tips! Oh, and curious about the view in that last picture? Learn more about the Yellow River State Forest here.

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