ST. PAUL — Along with the usual caveats about muzzle control and keeping the safety on, Garth Guyer, a youth firearms safety instructor in Dakota County, gave his class of 30 one more order for range day on Saturday, April 21. "Bring your permethrin!" he said. "The ticks will be out." The delayed spring, followed by an upcoming week of temperatures reaching 65 degrees, has created a perfect storm for tick season. They have been waiting to emerge, and they are ravenous.