With higher-than-normal temperatures around Central New York over the last few weeks, experts are warning that ticks could be out looking for a meal.

NewYorkUpstate.com recently spoke to officials at SUNY-ESF who said that the warmth is bringing 'blood-questing' ticks - the kind that carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses back to life early.

The lack of snow, thawed upper levels of ground and the warm temps are the perfect storm, but if we do see a drop in temperatures to below freezing, that could shut them back down.

So be sure to take proper precautions during warm stretches if you are doing a lot of outdoor activity. Especially in areas with lots of vegetation and no snow on the ground.