Health officials say hot and humid weather is a recipe for a bad bug season, but this year’s warm winter substantiates the problem.
“This year we’ve already started seeing fleas and ticks as early as February or March,” said Dr. Kelly Razek, a veterinarian for Chisholm Trail Animal Hospital. “I believe that’s because of the tepid winter we had.”
Razek says she’s seeing an influx of bug bites on her patients.
The increased number of parasitic insects brings an increased risk of disease.