Are ticks only active during the summer months?

No, this is actually a common misconception about ticks. Ticks are active throughout the year, but their activity in the winter slows down because wildlife — their main source of transportation — slows down as well. However, freezing temperatures do not kill them, and they often survive the winter by staying attached to their hosts until spring. New Hampshire has several active species of ticks, and we recommend asking about our tick control services that can help you keep them out of your property.