Facts about deert ticks:
- They love warm, humid climates. This past winter was especially that so their numbers will be up!
- They carry Lyme Disease. If you are bitten, send the tick in for testing. More info on how to do that below.
- They are attracted to dark clothing. Wear light colors when walking through the woods.
Click here for some first aid tips from the Mayo Clinic.
If you find a tick on you, brush it off outside or flush it. If it's ATTACHED, pull it off carefully with tweezers or use a lit match (blow it out first) to have the tick detach itself.
IMPORTANT: if the tick bit you, save the tick and bring it to your doctor for testing.
Facts about Lyme Disease
Here is what deer ticks look like....
Remember, have someone do a tick check when you come back from outside!