Did you know that ticks can survive when temperatures are above 4 degrees celsius? The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has made a website www.ticktalkcanada.com that has many useful facts about the coming tick season. For example how to check your pets for ticks, how to remove them and where they can be found. Brown ticks use to only be out in April and May and the deer ticks that carry lyme disease would be out in the fall but now with so many varieties of ticks in our province including the Lone Star tick from Texas, we recommend tick prevention all season. Most people think that they are only in heavily wooded areas but they are definitely found in back yard also! Give us a call if you have any questions and to pick up your tick prevention for the season.