NEVADA – Ticks are expected to be more abundant in Nevada this year, according to Mike Teglas, a professor of Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
He attributes the expected increase to the colder winter weather, which will allow more ticks to survive.
Typically, ticks are dormant during the colder seasons and begin to wake up toward the end of May.
Teglas advises checking for ticks after camping, hiking, or visiting wooded areas.
Although Nevada does not have ticks that carry Lyme disease, neighboring foothill counties in the Sierra do.
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