Ticks prefer moist shady areas and the adult tick is active throughout the fall months. According to NYS (health.nys.gov) the larger adult tick emerges in fall, with a peak in October through November. Both male and female adults find and feed on a host during this time. This site also notes ticks can be active when ground temperatures are 45 degrees or higher.
Thus, it’s important to be Tick-Aware throughout the autumn months. See this link (https://www.healthvermont.gov/disease-control/tickborne-diseases/prevent-tick-bites-tickborne-diseases) for tips to minimize exposure to ticks. Also, find Fayston Forager Natural Tick Repellent at many local shops (see faystonforager.com for more information and where to find products).
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted by ticks and can reek havoc with your body. Locally, we have a potent source of Resveratrol available via the Japanese Knotweed Tincture produced by Fayston Forager. According to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30825504/ “Resveratrol displays antimicrobial activity against a surprisingly wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal species.” This site also notes “Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic antioxidant that has received massive attention for its potential health benefits, including anticarcinogenesis, anti-aging and antimicrobial properties.” Japanese Knotweed has become an important component of many Lyme treatment protocols. Look for the orange labels and learn more at by clicking our home page link above.