Dill interviewed for BDN about tick boom in article about extreme tick control methods

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the recent boom in tick populations for an article about a Maine farmer who plans to rid her property of ticks through controlled burns. “In 2021 we had an absolute explosion of dog tick numbers and activity. At this time last year we had already gotten 300 reports and we generally get 500 to 600 over an entire year. …The explosion in numbers people are seeing now is because we are getting into the time of year where multiple tick species are active. Early on it was the deer ticks and now we are seeing dog ticks, so you have this combination of both,” Dill said. WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) shared the Bangor Daily news report.