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Ticks – FAQ

When are you most at risk?

  • Spring and Summer

What are the most common tick-borne diseases in the northeast? (Map Data collected by the CDC)

  • Lyme Disease
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  • Anaplasmosis
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  • Babesiosis
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Where to find ticks around your home?

  • Dark, moist wooded areas
  • Leaf/brush piles
  • Tall grass
  • Fences/stonewalls/porches
  • Mice- host for young ticks
  • Deer –host for adult ticks

Ways to Prevent:

  • According to the CDC, spraying for ticks can reduce tick population in your yard by 68-100%
  • Trim shrubs and trees
  • Add fencing to keep host animals out of your yard
  • Keep yard, walls, and fences free of debris
  • Mow lawn frequently
  • Add plants that keep deer away for example
    • Lavender and Mint-deer dislike the smell
    • Rose Bush-Deer dislike prickly and thorny plants
  • Use woodchips or stone to separate your yard from the woods