This year’s acorn production in the Northeast is very low. This will cause the ground field mice to crash. Ticks will be looking for new hosts to suck blood from and it looks like humans will be in line for it.
According to Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y. “We expect 2012 to be the worst year for Lyme disease risk ever and we are already planning educational materials.”
It is believed the rainy spring in 2010 have caused the production of acorns from dampening the pollen going from one oak tree to another. It takes 18 months for acorns to grow. Deer will be crossing streets more in 2012 as well to look for food and will carry ticks with them.
Learn more from the CDC’s website on what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites and Lyme Disease.