Wet winter, dry summer could lead to uptick in insects across state
DENVER -- Tick populations could be on the rise this season, according to a biannual study by the National Pest Management Association. The study cites a cold, wet winter coupled with an expected drier summer for creating ripe conditions for ticks, mosquitoes and stinging insects. "Colorado gets the reputation for not having a lot of bugs," State Public Health veterinarian Jennifer House said. "But we do have mosquitoes and ticks which carry a lot of diseases."