Speaking for southeastern Cumberland County the ticks are doing well.I"ve already fed several.Aaaarrrrgh! They're back! Started finding a few ticks on me, the dogs or the furniture one day last week. This after months of no discernable activity. So far, only medium to full size deer ticks, no nymphs.
Looked at the video teegate posted the link for; gross but great detail. Anyone else noting recent reappearance of the beasties? I live in western Cumberland County on a rural road; time to keep the grass area around the house mowed as short as possible.
One of my classmates works at the USDA and sent this to me today.
Somewhere I read about a technique that involved soaking fabric such as towels in permethrin and wrapping them around tree trunks. The idea was that deer would rub against trees to scratch themselves and the permethrin would kill the ticks.