A tiny problem in our county
I think I can put to rest the question of whether or not ticks are out in full force in Douglas County.
Recently, I took my dog for a walk through the fields behind our house, as I have done at least once a day for years. Afterward, I found two ticks on myself, so I decided to give the dog a good bath. Even after the bath, which was apparently non-effective, I removed four ticks from him. The next morning, I found two more ticks crawling up the wall inside the house, apparently from the dog or the clothes I had removed.
We’ve always had a tick problem here in the spring and summer, but this is the worst I’ve ever seen, and the earliest.