The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has issued a statement warning people that ticks are still active and can pose real threats to both humans and pets. Although many people think that ticks are no longer active this time of year, fall is actually a prime time for adult ticks to feed. In fact, adult ticks are known to increase their activity from late September to mid-December. Not to mention, the abundance of leaves provide high-moisture environments which make great places for ticks to reside. So how can we avoid hungry ticks this fall? The answer lies within two words: parasite prevention.
Ticks pose a serious risk because they carry pathogens which can cause Lyme disease in humans and dogs. Year-round parasite prevention is the most reliable way to protect your pet. If your pet spends anytime outdoors, whether it be walking the trails, playing at a dog park, on-leash walks in your neighborhood or even in your own backyard please consider protecting them with parasite prevention!