When can I get bitten?

Unfortunately, ticks are active throughout most of the year, as shown in the shaded areas


Blacklegged ticks lay their eggs in the spring (May) and the larvae hatch in summer (July). Larvae have their first and single meal in July through September (August is the peak month of activity). During this meal, they can pick up a disease agent from a small mammal. The nymphs are active the next year and have their second meal anytime in May through September. Those that are lucky enough to have eaten, can molt to adults in the fall. Adults are active in September – December and again in March – May. Adults do not hibernate and can be active on warm winter days.

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