There are a variety of tickborne diseases and pathogens ticks carry that cause human disease. Reduce exposure to ticks during the warmer months (April-September) by avoiding wooded or bushy areas with high grass, and by walking in the center of trails. Use Repellant that contains 20-30% DEET on exposed skin and clothing.
Conduct full body tick checks upon return from tick-infested areas. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, so carefully examine pets and clothing. Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks.
- Colorado Tick Fever
- Lyme Disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Tickborne relapsing fever
Information for Public Health Departments
Education & Prevention
- Avoiding Tick Bites on People
- Avoiding Tick Bites on Pets
- Preventing Ticks in the Yard
- Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Other Insects & Arthropods
- Removing a Tick