PPH interviews Dill about the impact of subzero winter temperatures on ticks

Griffin Dill, director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab, spoke to the Portland Press Herald about whether this weekend’s subzero temperatures will impact Maine’s tick population. “I don’t think this cold weather coming up is going to have much of an impact on tick populations at all. We don’t have a lot of snow, but what we do have is providing added insulation to the ticks where they are over-wintering. They have adapted quite well to these conditions,” Dill said. The Sun Journal shared the PPH report.