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Put in a psychiatric hospital by her dad, Ally went through hell and back with Lyme/MSIDS.  She suffered with more than a decade with bouts of strep throat, pain throughout her body especially her knees, difficulty concentrating and paranoia.

Unfortunately Ally propagated a myth.  She stated that if it’s 42 degrees, ticks are out and alive.

Fact: In most areas of the country, “tick season” runs from April to November, however, infection can occur any time of the year. For example, in the winter, some tick species actually move indoors, while other species make a type of “internal antifreeze” to survive during the winter months. This is often why veterinarians will recommend year-round tick prevention.

Deer Ticks in this video survived 3 degrees overnight.

Since I live in the tundra of Wisconsin I can attest to this.  You can pull ticks off your dog in February and they are alive and well.

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