Dealing with Ticks

If you are going to be spending any time outdoors during the Spring and Summer, it is important to learn to protect you and your family from diseases that can be caused by ticks, including: (depending on the region of the world)

  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Babesiosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Q-fever
  • Southern tick-associated rash illness
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis
  • Tularemia
  • Colorado tick fever

Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are in trying to protect yourself from tick bites, you may occasionally find a tick and you will need to remove it.

Dealing with ticks – travel health advice