Although its been quite cold, the ticks have already made their appearance here in Potter County. I found the nasty, "grey grape" on the dogs today. Blecch! Just looking for a picture of ticks made me gag.
Make sure your pets have been treated! I use Frontline Plus on my dogs and have good luck with it.
I've also ordered guinea hens who are supposed to eat a lot of ticks. I hope I can raise the keets who are coming in June and get them out onto the grass before the worst of tick season. But besides the guinea hens being great tick vacuums, who can pass up that awesome prehistoric head?