Tick-borne diseases are spread by the bite of an infected tick. The most effective way to prevent getting sick from a tick-borne disease is to prevent get tick bites.
According to the CAES, “about 75% of Lyme disease cases in Connecticut are associated with activities around the home & children 5-13 are particularly at higher risk”.
Tips to Prevent Tick Bites:
- Wearing the proper clothing
- Tick & other insect repellents
- Checking for ticks after being outdoors
- Having a tick management program