Tick Information

Here you can find information on how to protect yourself from ticks. Click on the images below to enlarge. 

 Protecting yourself from Ticks
  • Avoid known tick areas when possible (Stay on the trail! Most ticks live under leaves in the woods or on plants surrounding fields)

  • Wear long sleeve shirt and pants (tucked into socks) when walking in the woods and in fields.

  • Wear light colored clothing to help spot ticks. Treating Clothin with 0.5% Premethrin will repel ticks and last for multiple washes.

  • Perform tick checks after entering an area that may contain ticks.

  • Dry Clothes after returning home. Tumble clothing on high heat for 10 minutes will kill any ticks still remaining after your initial check. 

  • Shower using a wash cloth to dislodge unattached ticks.

Removing a tick 
  • When removing a tick, use tweezers to grasp near the mouth (as close to the skin as possible).

  • Remember to disinfect the bite

  • Record the date and location of the bite to monitor yourself for symptoms over the next few weeks.

Types of rashes 

A bite mark can be properly identified even after a bite has offoured by the marking of the rash (warning graphic images below) 

A spiders bite forms fluid filled bumps at the site of the bite

Tick bites (lesions) resemble a "bulls-eye" or a raised expanding solid patch

Insect bites result in itchy or red raised skin reactions

Bee bites result in pain and a large amount of swelling in the area