The Middleboro Gazette had an interesting article on deer ticks and Lyme disease, below is a condensed version of that article.
Most people think that once the first frost of the year hits we no longer have to worry about ticks until the flowers start blooming again. Unfortunately for us, that is not the case. Although there is an increase in tick activity between the months of May and July, the truth is that ticks are not just a warm weather threat. Deer tick project coordinator/entomologist for Barnstable County Larry Dapsis