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‘Every season is tick season’: Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk

People have ‘let their guard down’ and aren’t checking for ticks as weather cools, says zoologist   Laurenne Schiller loves taking her dog Cousteau for walks along Halifax trails as the weather cools. But even after the first dusting of snow this week, each walk finishes with a head-to-toe check for blacklegged ticks on her and her collie.   “”They’re Continues →

‘Every season is tick season’: Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk [bitten while xmas tree hunting]

[CanLyme Note: Ticks are active in temperatures of minus 4 degrees Celsius and above] November 22, 2017 by Marina von Stackelberg CBCNEWS People have ‘let their guard down’ and aren’t checking for ticks as weather cools, says zoologist   Laurenne Schiller loves taking her dog Cousteau for walks along Halifax trails as the weather cools. But even after the first dusting Continues →

York Region, Ontario: Vet urges caution following tick discovery

By  Amanda Persico    Dec. 16th, 2013 While tick season is usually in spring and fall, when temperatures are above 4C and there is no snow, the warm spell we had at the beginning of the month could have spurred a tick storm, according to a Markham veterinarian. And blacklegged ticks can carry lyme disease.  At the beginning of the month, a Continues →