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

The beginning of spring means we all start to head outside, but it also means the beginning of tick season. Unlike many other animals and insects, many species of ticks can actually withstand winter weather and they aren’t killed off en masse by the cold. In addition, our winter was mild until late January and February, giving them longer to prepare for the cold. Now the longer days and more sunlight let the ticks know it’s time to head back out and find their next meal. In May, their nymphs emerge and the tick population swells. Combine that with more humans out and about, usually with more exposed skin, and it’s a recipe for a possibly dangerous situation.

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: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

Check out what the Centers for Disease Control says about tick prevention here.

It looks to be a wet, buggy spring – learn more about how to be safe in Wisconsin’s floods here.