Ticks thrive in Northern California climate. Here’s where they like to hide

From the Sacramento Bee
March 7, 2023

As spring rolls in and temperatures warm, hiking one of Northern California’s many trails is an obvious activity to indulge, but it’s important to be wary of ticks.

The eight-legged arachnids are most active in warmer months, and the parasites thrive in humid and rainy environments, which increase tick populations and risk of Lyme disease.

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District performs routine tests at Sacramento and Yolo county hiking trails. In Sacramento County, it has 15 testing sites. The Vector Control District has been testing along the American River, starting at Ancil Hoffman to Folsom Zoo.

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