Health officials warn: Ticks thrive in wet weather


High moisture levels, mild temperatures in high country prompt urge for vigilance

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
The abundant spring moisture and increased snowpack in the high country has benefits – such as forecasts for full reservoirs – but also has created some challenges like flooding, monstrous snow drifts on trails and avalanche debris. Public health officials are also cautioning the wet, cooler weather has made the environment more hospitable to disease-spreading ticks, which thrive in these…

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