Along With Spring Weather, These Bugs Are Back in Minnesota Too
It seems like we just can't catch a break this year. First, we had to deal with near record-breaking snow and blizzard conditions in February, and now, just when the spring weather is back, so are the bugs.
Ticks, specifically. I know, right? How is it that just last a few weeks we were still shoveling snow and now, after our first spring-like weekend, we have to worry about ticks already?
Well, according to this TwinCities.com story, ticks have been lying dormant in our Minnesota landscape throughout the winter, and all it takes is a spring-like week with temperatures above consistently above 40 degrees-- like we've had this week-- for them to come back with a vengeance.
In fact, according to this story from PestWorld.com, 2019 could be among the worst for ticks not just here in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but across other parts of the country too. "A tick(ing) time bomb is set to explode this season, in fields, forests and yards across the country, as we head into what is expected to be an extremely heavy tick season," the story noted.
So that's great. My wife spent Easter with family in the Twin Cities and as we were driving back on Highway-52, we noticed the first bugs of the season on the windshield, grill and headlights of our car already too. So, yeah, warm weather season-- including the bugs-- is officially finally back in Minnesota.