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Grant Woods

Good Tick Habitat!


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  The most natural method to remove the duff layer and relatively short growing vegetation is prescribed fire. In fact, growing season wild fires and those set by Native Americans were very frequent until fire suppression gained popularity. This is probably why the early explorers/settlers didn’t describe constant problems with ticks or massive tick loads […]

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Grant Woods

More Ticks After A Cold Winter!


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There’s a better chance of ticks being killed during winters with alternating periods of cold and warm temperatures. Ticks will move above the duff and seek a host during warm winter days. If cold temperatures occur suddenly they can be caught away from cover and succumb to the cold temperatures. Many areas experienced consistently cold […]

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