Tick season comes around every year, but no two tick seasons are always the same. Many factors play into how ticks survive and thrive in certain areas. One of the biggest factors is climate. The environment in which ticks live needs to be perfect for them to breed and survive throughout the year – meaning ticks and climate change have more to do with one another than you might have thought.
Depending on climate conditions, one of two things can happen: tick populations can die down, or they can breed and spread out of control. Tick populations have rarely remained steady because of significant changes to the environment in recent decades. Climate change affects species across the globe, and ticks are just one of the many species whose trajectory can be altered by changing climates.Continue reading “The Effects Of Climate Change On Tick Populations”