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Don't Panic, Ticks are Out!

Don't Panic, Ticks are Out!

Don't panic, but it's already warm enough for ticks! I say this, because I did, a little, after reading this article about an overabundance following the harsh winter we had. While I tend to be a worrier, this fear is supported by the fact that one of my daughters got bit by a tick last summer.  But, rather than freak out, I got in touch with Dr. Kirby Stafford III, the Chief Entomologist at the Department of Entomology at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Stafford tells me, "the ticks were not early this year... adult blacklegged ticks came out as soon as conditions permitted" which he explains happens when the snow melts and...