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Tick season is all year in Alberta

May 13, 2019

Pippa Goodfellow, Hospital Manager, at Green Acres Animal Hospital says you can remove ticks yourself or ensure the tick is taken to a practice that would submit it to a provincial program in Alberta where they identify it.

The insects hibernate instead of dying off over the winter. Temperatures of +4 or above will often cause the bugs to become active again.

During hibernation periods, they can still be found in underbrush or other sheltered areas, and animals that may come in contact with those areas like farm dogs can be prone to picking them up.