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Ticks and Lyme DiseaseTick

There are two common types of ticks in NYS, the dog tick and the deer tick. Deer ticks are the species that carry Lyme disease. Ticks are most active when it's warm and moist, this is usually in spring, the early part of summer and in fall.


What about Lyme Disease?

Per NYSDOH, the first symptom is a rash, known as erythema migrans, that:

  • Around the time the rash appears, other symptoms, such as joint pain, chills, fever and fatigue can occur, but they may seem too mild to require medical attention. As Lyme disease progresses, severe fatigue, a stiff aching neck, and tingling or numbness in the arms and legs, or facial paralysis can occur
  • Is a "bulls-eye" circular patch or solid red patch that grows larger
  • Appears between three days and one month after the tick bite
  • Has a diameter of two to six inches
  • Lasts for about three to five weeks
  • May or may not be warm to the touch
  • Is usually not painful or itchy
  • Sometimes multiple rashes appear

How Can I Protect Myself?

Your best protection is to avoid contact with soil, leaf litter and vegetation. However, if you garden, hike, camp, hunt, work, or otherwise spend time in the outdoors, you can still protect yourself:

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Wear enclosed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors
  • Consider using insect repellent
  • Stay on clear, well-traveled trail and avoid contacting vegetation
  • Avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone walls
  • Keep long hair tied back
  • Do a final, full-body tick check at the end of the day

 

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Further Reading

Tick Encounter

How to Remove a Tick (YouTube)

How to Remove a Tick (PDF)

Make your Own Removal Kit

CDC Lyme Disease Info


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870  

ATUPA

 

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Ticks and Lyme DiseaseTick

There are two common types of ticks in NYS, the dog tick and the deer tick. Deer ticks are the species that carry Lyme disease. Ticks are most active when it's warm and moist, this is usually in spring, the early part of summer and in fall.


What about Lyme Disease?

Per NYSDOH, the first symptom is a rash, known as erythema migrans, that:

  • Around the time the rash appears, other symptoms, such as joint pain, chills, fever and fatigue can occur, but they may seem too mild to require medical attention. As Lyme disease progresses, severe fatigue, a stiff aching neck, and tingling or numbness in the arms and legs, or facial paralysis can occur
  • Is a "bulls-eye" circular patch or solid red patch that grows larger
  • Appears between three days and one month after the tick bite
  • Has a diameter of two to six inches
  • Lasts for about three to five weeks
  • May or may not be warm to the touch
  • Is usually not painful or itchy
  • Sometimes multiple rashes appear

How Can I Protect Myself?

Your best protection is to avoid contact with soil, leaf litter and vegetation. However, if you garden, hike, camp, hunt, work, or otherwise spend time in the outdoors, you can still protect yourself:

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Wear enclosed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors
  • Consider using insect repellent
  • Stay on clear, well-traveled trail and avoid contacting vegetation
  • Avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone walls
  • Keep long hair tied back
  • Do a final, full-body tick check at the end of the day

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

Tick Encounter

How to Remove a Tick (YouTube)

How to Remove a Tick (PDF)

Make your Own Removal Kit

CDC Lyme Disease Info


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Environmental Health & Safety Division
(518) 565-4870  

ATUPA