Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
We are always more at ease caching here in Bangor or to the north. I've yet to get a tick on my up here, but have seen them on dogs so I know they are here. What gets me is - all this technology - we sent a man to the moon 40 years ago - and yet, we can't get rid of these things????

Yes, the American dog tick and wood tick are the same thing - Dermacenter variabilis. There is a brown dog tick as well, which is very rare here and from what I read cannot survive our Winters.

The ticks seem to slowly be working their way north . . . I never remember seeing ticks in the area where I live . . . but in the past year or so it seems as though they're suddenly appearing . . . perhaps this year it may be due in part to the very mild winter.