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