Geographic location of the bug: NJ
Time: 11:45 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this in our house yesterday. Haven’t seen anymore. Curious what this is.
How you want your letter signed: Wayne
Do you have a dog or other pet that goes outside? This is a very well fed Tick, meaning it is engorged with blood.
Yes we have one dog that we take outside to go to the bathroom. Due to the winter he has not been outside to play on his dog run since probably October. However a lot of leaves fell late after we already had snow on the ground so is it possible the ticks have survived the cold under those leaves?
Hi again Wayne,
Ticks must survive cold winters, or they wouldn’t be a problem in northern latitudes. We don’t know how dormant they become or if they have any hibernating tendencies.