Texas Ticks Are Getting More Active In This Warmer Weather

Kelli Wiese
May 29, 2020 - 10:29 am

Even though rates of tick-borne disease in Texas are lower than many other states, researchers say the ticks are becoming more active right now.

Dr. Sonja Swiger is an entomologist with Texas A & M AgriLife Extension. Dr. Swiger says, "Ticks are blood feeders. So, they have to live with animals at all times. If you are closer to wildlife,
you'll have a greater chance of finding them than if you're not."

She recommends wearing something on your head when outside.

Also, check yourself and your pets for ticks after being outside. She says if you find a tick on yourself remove it with tweezers.

Also, call your doctor if you have any questions,