A larger deer population could also mean more ticks this year

RHINELANDER - People in the Northwoods are used to seeing a lot of ticks this time of year.

Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz says deer are just one of many animals that can carry ticks.

"When you live up north it feels like if it's not ice skating season it's tick season. And in fact ticks can even so in fact ticks can even move around in the winter when the temperatures are warm enough so we have basically two peaks of tick activity in the Northwoods, we have a flush of ticks in the spring and we have another flush of ticks in the fall," said Holtz.

Full story: WJFW

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