They're almost invisible, lurking in tall grass or wooded areas. They are waiting for a host to latch on to. And they are already here.
The Taylor County Extension Office has already received reports of ticks in Taylor County, spurred into action by unseasonably warm weather, according to Pat Hardesty, Taylor County Extension agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Ordinarily, Hardesty said, calls reporting ticks start in late April.
"This June weather we're having has brought them out already," Hardesty said.