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Where in the world are you finding ticks?

 
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Just curious. Trying to find out where people are having or dont having problems with ticks. I listed a few think below and you can add to it. Where I live are moose populations is declining. I’ll put my info below. Ticks seem to be getting worse in my area.  What’s it like by you.

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where your from,  VT, USA

what zone,  4 or 5


 
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Colorado and Wyoming, anywhere there are deer.
 
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Yes, Plenty in western Montana
 
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There are specific areas in Germany that have lots of ticks, usually those with a milder climate. The illnesses they transmit depend on the area in question and you can get detailed information from the health institutions run by the federal states as to where exactly tics are a problem. This also tends to fluctuate a bit year to year.
 
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Not necessarily mild climate. There are areas that are having big problems with FSME (and borreliosis) that are in Southern Bavaria and Austria, neither of them mild.

Peter Dörrie wrote:There are specific areas in Germany that have lots of ticks, usually those with a milder climate. The illnesses they transmit depend on the area in question and you can get detailed information from the health institutions run by the federal states as to where exactly tics are a problem. This also tends to fluctuate a bit year to year.

 
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We've got plenty here in the Ozarks USA
 
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My record for tics at once was 7, that was after a hike in Scottish heather. they were the tiny little deer tics. Here the dogs and cats get them as soon as the weather warms up, so yes lots of tics in Denmark to.
 
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Lots of ticks in Saskatchewan mainly in May and June they normally disappear after a good heat wave.

I went for a 10 mile hike in April a couple years ago and had to leave because I was sick of picking ticks off, i STOPPED counting at 300 and were picking them off even after driving home while naked they were just coming out of everywhere.
 
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They are rampant in Wisconsin spring and fall.
 
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North/Eastern Kentucky

Summer 2019 mid-July, ticks were rampant.

Rolling ridge tops and valleys along the Licking River, land is mostly a mix of pasture for grazing and hay grounds along with areas of edge brush and dense woodland. Average roughly 500-900 ft. elevation above sea level.
 
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Marc Dube wrote:Lots of ticks in Saskatchewan mainly in May and June they normally disappear after a good heat wave.

I went for a 10 mile hike in April a couple years ago and had to leave because I was sick of picking ticks off, i STOPPED counting at 300 and were picking them off even after driving home while naked they were just coming out of everywhere.



Wow that sounds extremely uncomfortable!

Gave me a flashback - Once I was itching all over after a deep woods hike, then after while noticed tiny black specs that I thought were mites crawling all over me.

I put a few on my microscope slide and sure enough they were tick larvae!!! Arrrrrgggghhhhh that was a long and interesting night removing them, but actually turned into an educational experience for me regarding the life cycle of ticks.
 
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Absolutely rampant also in France.
 
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Someone told me when I lived about 30 20-25 miles west of Philadelphia that the area had the highest concentration of ticks in the USA.  Not sure if that's true, but I found huge numbers on my clothes anytime I was out in the woods or walking through a field of tall grass.

Now I live about 80 miles north of Seattle.  Can't remember encountering ticks.  And there's an elk herd that I frequently see in my yard.  I think I've found maybe 2 ticks total between the 4 elk my hunting group has shot out on the Olympic Peninsula coast.  
 
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On my property in zone 6.5 in southern Illinois, I really don't have a tick problem.  Maybe 6 to 12 a year on me.
 
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There are so many in Niagara you can't walk your dog in the summer off the concret.   Anywhere south of North Bay Canada has ticks now.  And they too are only going to get worse....
 
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Southeastern Brazil has serious tick-borne illness, but more Rickettsia than Borrelia (in other words, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever). There are very few cases of Lyme and according to govt numbers no serious-stage cases, but there are deaths from Rickettsia every year. Even so, I spend a lot of time in the brush and have never gotten a tick on me-- not like New England and New Jersey, where you basically need to wrap yourself in plastic wrap and even then will still find ticks in your pants.
 
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Another here in East Kentucky.  Over the last decade the tick population has soared.  Formerly you could spend a lot of time in the woods and maybe see a tick or two in a season.  Now they are pervasive and new species are here that were seldom seen before. Step into the woods or grass when it is above freezing and come away with dozens of ticks and/or chiggers hidden in your clothing.  Nymph deer ticks you can find even when it's pretty cold outside.  I can't believe more people are not talking about how bad they have become.  Maybe because folks are spending lots less time outdoors?

Zone 6b here.
 
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so i find ticks on me maybe once or twice a year and from time to time on the cat.

However, whenever i kill a feral sheep in the summer, the carcass/fur is crawling with ticks, its quite chaotic actually.  I think the overwinter on the sheep.....

Gulf islands in BC zone 7/8

turns out i had one on my back this morning!!
 
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I have just got land in Kentucky right south of the Ohio River. The ticks are pretty bad but not unbearable. Bug repellant seems to be enough to solve it if I have to be walking in the brush. One or two might get past. Dad went down the hill brush once without and was covered. It's not been as bad under the trees so far, cleared areas are fine.
 
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I need to retract the post I made a few months ago.  They have turned out to be horrible this year.  I am taking 4 a day off of me. Of course, tall grass is the worst for picking them up.
 
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Southern Illinois, zone 6.  We are thick with ticks.

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Northwest Missouri. Bad in the woods in the spring, but seem to taper off in the summer.
 
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