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2021 Tick Forecast: How to Keep Ticks Off Dogs & Out of Your RV

• RV Lifestyle

If you plan to spend the warmer months hiking with your dog, here's what you need to know to keep yourselves safe.

Using your RV to visit beautiful nature can be a transcendent experience, so long as it's not tainted by dreaded tick bites. Since RV travel often involves more time outdoors where ticks thrive, it's important to be vigilant. 

Learn how to prevent these pests from making your RV their home, especially in the regions where ticks carry serious diseases. And since pets are a big reason ticks can enter your RV, learn how to keep ticks off dogs.

2021 = Tick Time Bomb!

Peak tick season is summer. And every year we hear that it's going to be a bad year for ticks. But this year, the experts are extra concerned for a few reasons.

For one, many regions experienced a milder winter than usual. That, coupled with increased humidity, causes a "tick baby boom."

Experts were already seeing an increase in ticks in early spring, and don't expect that to slow down in the summer months.

Secondly, ticks are being found in more and more regions than ever before.

In fact, the number of ticks and tick territories is increasing so fast that there's now a Lyme disease epidemic. (We'll get into why ticks and Lyme disease are a threat in just a moment.)

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