Tick Information

Learn About Lyme Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Covers prevention, transmission, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, statistics, resources, and contacts. The site includes information on How to Correctly Remove a Tick, as well as a link to The Tick Management Handbook (8800 kb, PDF) an 84-page guide for homeowners, pest control operators, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease, compiled by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Be Tick Free: A Guide for Preventing Lyme Disease, NYS Dept. of Health (2010). Includes information on the prevalence of Lyme Disease in NY State, tick life cycle, information on removing ticks and creating a tick-free zone around your home, tick repellents, and ticks on pets.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Factsheet: “Deer Tick: Detection and Management.” (5 pages, 480kb PDF). Prepared by: Carolyn Klass, Sr. Extension Associate; Department of Entomology, Cornell University (12/1993. Updated 12/2008 and 3/2010).

Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness, Environmental Protection Agency-Find the repellent that is right for you.

Integrated Pest Management for the Deer Tick, from Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory.

Tick Biology for the Homeowner, a 16-page PDF from the Harrington Lab for Vector Biology Research at Cornell University.

Understanding and Managing Ticks – A Guide for Schools, Child Care and Camps, from Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.

Workplace Safety for Lyme Disease, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, January 15, 2010. Discusses occupations at risk for contracting Lyme Disease, recommendations for employers, and recommendations for workers.

Ticks may be sent to the Cornell University Entomology Department for species identification only, for a fee of $25. Visit their website for a submission form and more information.

An article put out by Spectrum News on June 27, 2019 has information on how ticks can be tested for Lyme disease for free at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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