•  With the warm weather approaching tick borne Lyme Disease is a public health concern. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the  United States. Ticks are found in wooded areas, high grass, or leaf litter. Ticks may carry bacteria, parasites or viruses.

    For more information visit  

     

    www.cdc.gov/Lyme and www.cdc.gov/Ticks

     

    How to remove a tick

    • Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
    • Pull upward with steady, even pressure to remove the tick. Avoid twisting or jerking.
    • Clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water 
    • Remove the tick as soon as possible to reduce your chances of getting an infection from the tick bite.
    • Don’t use nail polish, petroleum jelly, or a hot match to make the tick detach.
    • If tick mouthparts remain in the skin, leave them alone. In most cases, they will fall out in a few days.