Prevent Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Warmer weather usually means more time outside, so we want to share some resources with you about the prevention of ticks and tick-borne diseases. Being bitten by a tick and acquiring tick-borne diseases are both preventable and treatable. It’s important to be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases as it relates to prevention, action to be taken if bitten by a tick, possible symptoms and seeking medical treatment.

Click here to download a guide for understanding, recognizing and managing ticks (PDF, 360 KB). 

See also this list of websites and other resources for learning about ticks, tick-borne diseases, prevention, how to safely remove ticks and more (PDF with clickable links, 459 KB). 

For other helpful resources, including age and developmentally appropriate resources to help educate children, visit the Ticks and Tick-borne Disease page from the New York State Center for School Health.  

We hope you find this information useful as we head into the summer season.