Harsh Winter Might Have Actually Helped Deer Tick Population This Year

…But ticks should be gone by now. Typically, they hate the cold. But apparently this has been a strange year.
“We know snow insulates,” explains Rick Ostfeld, an ecologist with the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in the Hudson Valley town of Millbrook. He continues, “So it makes sense that it would be protective for ticks. READ