03 - 19 - 2012 Warmer weather bringing out people and bugs
If the weather has you mixed up on the seasons, it's mixed up the internal timing of all the bugs, too. Insects have been fooled into waking up early after the mild winter & both the warm weather & the influx of insects together can be a dangerous combination. One regional pet care store owner said that the ticks will be worse this year, as well as the fleas, because of the lack of snow cover. In fact, dogs are being diagnosed with Lyme disease at an alarming rate, so it's advised that pets have tick collars & pet owners consider Lyme disease vaccinations.