Ticks on the Rise in Connecticut

May 14, 2017


 Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.  Use repellents that contain 20 to 30 percent DEET on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours.
 Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors to wash off and more easily find ticks.
 Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas.

Removing a Tick
 Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.

Never crush a tick with your fingers.