Experts Predict Hordes of Ticks Across Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Experts say an abundance of ticks could lead to a bloody summer in Georgia.
Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology, says this is the earliest in the season that ticks have been seen.
She tells The Athens Banner-Herald ( that "we're seeing ticks in greater numbers than we've seen in the last decade."
Hinkle said researchers know that colder, harsher winters usually mean fewer ticks the following spring and summer. She said the warm winter probably didn't kill many ticks and the early spring has given them a chance to flourish.

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  • by Betty Location: Florida on Apr 1, 2012 at 12:48 AM
    Looking through a spy glass one time I saw a deer with a big juicey tick on it's left flank. If ticks are worse this year, I pity the poor deer and other forest creatures. I know they have fleas to contend with also.
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