Scientists have predicted 2017 to be the worst tick season in years. The reason comes from the warm winter we experienced, and the increasing temperatures. Our warm winter allowed the mice population to grow and expand over the U.S.. Mice carry many diseases and with mice come ticks.
Common diseases transmitted by ticks
Affects: Humans, horses, cattle and pets.
Affects: Humans, horses, cattle, and pets.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever:
Affects: Humans, dogs (purebreds have severe reactions)