Deer Ticks and Mosquitoes Out in Full Force

After being tucked inside all Winter it's hard not to crave the outdoors. However, you might want to use extra precaution as Deer Ticks are out in full force.

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 6:36 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 7:56 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - After being tucked inside all Winter it's hard not to crave the outdoors. However, you might want to use extra precaution as Deer Ticks are out in full force.

Ticks need a host in order to move from spot to spot, which is why you're more likely to find them in high grass, leaves, or trees.
Craig Holschlag, owner of Mosquitoes Squad in Rochester, said a great way to combat the bugs is by using the five "T's" system.

"Tip over anything that has water. Toss your leaves, toss your grass clippings. Turn over tarps that cover wood piles. Get rid of those things and standing water where ticks and mosquitoes would harbor," explained Holschlag.

Holschlag said there are more Deer Ticks this season due to the excessive snow. The snow pack allowed for the ticks to burrow and survive the long Winter.

Another great way to protect yourself from bugs is to use repellent or purchase clothes with Permethrin.

Holschlag said you can expect to see moquitoes in the next three to four weeks.

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