Dill speaks with WVII about early tick activity

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the return of tick activity in Maine. “An earlier spring will certainly mean earlier tick activity,” said Dill, who adds a typical tick season usually starts when temperatures begin to rise throughout March and into April. With temperatures consistently hovering around 40 degrees, Dill and his office have already heard of several reported tick cases throughout the state, WVII reported. “We have received calls from people just voicing their concerns that they’ve been finding ticks on pets, on themselves, on their kids,” Dill said. “We’ve talked to some of our colleagues in southern New England, they’re seeing a lot of tick activity already.”