The Ticks are in Full Force in Georgia in ’12
Originally Published at The Telegraph
By Willie Chance
Our warm winter and spring has created an early surge of insect activity. An early start to the insect season means we have to deal with them longer and that they have a longer season to build their numbers. In other words, we may be seeing greater numbers of these insects sooner than we expect and the numbers of these may be larger in late spring and summer.
I have already noticed mosquitoes and have found a tick on myself after a walk through the woods. Middle Georgia seems to have a reputation for high populations of these pests. People often ask what they can spray for these pests, but spraying is not the first line of defense. Follow these management tips from University of Georgia entomologists to avoid an early bite.