News Center Maine interviews Dill about drop in tick samples this year

Griffin Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab coordinator, spoke with News Center Maine about the decline in tick samples this summer compared to the same time in 2019. “The number of nymphs that were submitted to our lab was less than half of what it was last year, we are really trending down,” he said. According to the article, tick populations are far less active and go into a hibernation-like state as a result of the dry spell. Experts say drought conditions have helped decrease the deer tick population.