Tick season, or the time of year when ticks are most active, can vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific tick species and the climate of the region.
In general, ticks are most active during the warmer months of the year, when temperatures are above freezing.
But as this 2022 number of ticks collected for analysis graph shows from TickReport.com there's 2 distinct seasons of high activity.
Image courtesy of TickReport.com
In the United States, tick season typically begins in the spring and continues through the fall. The exact start and end of tick season can vary depending on the region, but it is generally considered to be from March to November in most parts of the country.
There are several factors that can affect tick season, including temperature, humidity, and the presence of hosts (such as humans and animals). Ticks are more likely to be active and biting when temperatures are above freezing and humidity is high, as these conditions are more conducive to their survival.
Ticks also rely on hosts for food, so they are more likely to be active in areas where there are more hosts present.
It is important to take precautions to protect yourself from tick bites throughout the entire tick season, even if you are only spending a short amount of time outdoors. This includes using tick repellents, wearing long sleeves and pants when spending time in areas where ticks are present, and performing regular tick checks after spending time outdoors.