Ticks, their diseases, and how to avoid them

  • When can I get bitten?

    Unfortunately, ticks are active throughout most of the year, as shown in the shaded areas   Deer ticks lay their eggs in the spring (May) and the ...
  • How can I prevent a tick-borne illness?

    Mechanical protectionThis is basic. Cover yourself. Wear long pants, tuck your pants into socks, wear light colored clothes. Or – here’s where we c...
  • What are the common ticks?

    Types of Ticks Ticks are actually arachnids (the 8-legged class that includes spiders) and are found around the world. These are some of the comm...
  • About Ticks

    Ticks are tenacious!Ticks, blood-seeking ectoparasites, drank dinosaur blood. How do we know that? Paleontologists found a 99-million year old samp...