Mild winter could lead to flea and tick epidemic

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Mild winter could lead to flea and tick epidemic
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Vets have warned pet owners that the lack of a proper winter this year could lead to an epidemic in fleas and ticks this summer.

Unless killed by other means such as chemicals, the insects only die or lie dormant in cold weather, but the extremely mild winter has meant this natural ‘cull’ has not taken place, which is bad news for animals – and owners – in the long, hot months that lie ahead.

“Temperatures have been up and down this year, but it hasn’t been really cold,” said Nicosia vet Andreas Artemiou.

He warned of a possible epidemic and says appropriate measures need to be...


Mild winter could lead to flea and tick epidemic


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