Any entomologists/parasitologists here?
I’ve lived in Western PA for the past 50 years. Prior to that, I did not exist. For the first 42 or so years, ticks were unheard of in my area. A drive east to Philly and there were ticks, but none here in the Pittsburgh area.
Then, about 8 years ago I found a tick on my dog. The vet mentioned that he had just started to see them on peoples’ pets. Each year since then, they have become more common.
I (not an ecologist) have just assumed their range has gradually shifted, but I am wondering if their is a more astute explanation here. They are starting to tick me off.:rolleyes: