Ticks breed trouble and must be dealt with on the Plains, too
May 23, 2002
Recreationists in north-central Montana are experiencing a higher-than-average number of wood ticks when outdoors this spring. It almost seems like the few storms that have been around lately have increased the tick season. Some folks think that a wet spring is a heavier than average tick season. A dry spring and there are fewer ticks.
Who attracts ticks and who does not is a question that has intrigued many people. Some members of a family will come home with 10 or 15 ticks on them. Other family members who have been in the same place will not have a single tick on them. Go figure.
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