April showers not only bring May flowers but they bring mosquito larvae, heartworm, ticks and fleas. Oh my!
But with the weather warming and moistening, things are definitely going into high gear
These are equal opportunity blood suckers. With climate change, many vets are now keeping even their northern patients on heartworm prevention year round. This writer has removed ticks after a hike in frozen February.
Sometimes the prevention is more dangerous than the cure. Most drug store bug repellants contain DEET which the FDA considers safe for human