The data on these deadly diseases show year over year increases; it’s important to be aware and know that ticks are no longer restricted within the Northeast.
Lyme Disease is the #1 vector-borne disease in America, and deer ticks, who are responsible for most tick-borne disease and Lyme cases, are quickly expanding reach across the US. In fact, Hawaii is the only state without a reported case of Lyme Disease.
Did you know?
Ticks infect 6x more people with diseases than mosquitos.
If you have been bitten by a tick, sending it out for identification and laboratory testing is one of the most effective measures you can take to determine your risk of exposure to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness. If you discover a tick, promptly remove it using either fine-tipped tweezers.