During this cold, dark month most ticks lay dormant under leaf cover insulated by a blanket of snow, though be prepared to encounter the threat anytime temperatures rise to 4 degrees C or above.
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Still active, ticks may still be seeking their final pre-winter blood meal. Abrupt blasts of frigid temperatures may kill unprotected ticks, but the majority make it through the season with relative ease as gradual snow accumulation provides an added layer of insulation.
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