Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-borne illness, but it isn’t the only one. Discover why it’s so important to be aware of ticks and how to prevent them from making you sick.
This website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the various tick-borne diseases, where they’re common, and provides links to more detailed information about each one.
Different ticks carry different diseases, so knowing which ones are in your area will help you know what to watch out for.
95% of Lyme disease cases occur in just 14 states. Know where Lyme hotspots are so you know how much risk you have of exposure to it.
Bitten by a tick? Look out for these symptoms, and if you get them, contact your doctor right away.
It is illegal to feed wild deer in New York State. You might think you’re giving them a helping hand by putting out corn, or maybe that if you feed them they’ll leave your plants alone. But in reality, you’re harming both the deer and your plants.
Protect yourself against Lyme disease by avoiding tick bites and checking yourself for ticks after coming in from the outdoors.
Even if a tick bites you, that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get sick. For a fee, labs exist that will test a tick you send in to see if it carries any illnesses it could have transferred to you.
In addition to buying new pretreated tick-repellent clothes, you can send in your current outdoor wear and get it treated to repel ticks.