Mind the Ticks!

Ticks are most likely to be disease carriers in the autumn!

Because of the nature of a tick’s life cycle a single tick will have had to partake in multiple blood-meals by the fall season. This means there is a much higher likelihood for a tick to carry disease later in the year than in the spring.

Follow these CDC recommended precautions!

  1. Treat clothing with an appropriate level of bug repellent.
  2. Toss all clothing worn into the woods/tick environment into a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes upon return from your adventures.
  3. DO CHECK YOUR ENTIRE BODY FOR TICKS AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SINGLE DAY.
  4. Make sure all pets are treated for ticks and fleas.
  5. Keep your yard trimmed up and give a barrier between woodland and yards and patios. Spraying can also help keep ticks away from residential homes.
  6. If you do find a tick on yourself or a loved one KEEP THE TICK in a sealed ziplock bag or a jar and have it tested for disease.
A teeny tiny Deer Tick found and photographed in Virginia by Rose “Comics” Turner

Learn more about ticks and tick safety:

Knowledge is power!

https://www.cdc.gov/features/stopticks/index.html

https://www.alieward.com/ologies/acarology

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