Did you know you can turn your own favorite clothes into tick repellent clothes?

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Mice are the primary culprits for producing infected ticks! It is best to apply Tick Tubes in late July/August when larvae are active.
Blacklegged nymph stage ticks the size of a poppy-seed are out May-August. Treating your shoes is the best TickSmart action against tick-bites.
It's the ticks you don't see that are the dangerous ones! Spray your shoes!
TICKS THE SIZE OF POPPY SEEDS ARE ACTIVE! Can you find the nymphal stage Deer tick on this poppy seed bagel?
5 ways you may be putting yourself at risk for LYME DISEASE THIS AUTUMN
As Lone Star ticks appear in RI, TickEncounter.org helps decode tick danger with TickSpotters program.
nj.com interviews The TickGuy about recently released tick counts by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"OH LOOK...There's a deer in the backyard". Nearly a half million new ticks, EVERY DEER, EVERY YEAR! -- THAT'S A LOT OF TICKS!
Too small to see. Too dangerous to ignore! Ticknado is coming... Be PREPARED!
Mice are the primary culprits for producing infected ticks! It is best to apply Tick Tubes in late July/August when larvae are active.
The mounting costs of an epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is estimated at $13.2 million in losses between 2002 and 2011.
Learn Where The Ticks Are! We received THOUSANDS of TickSpotters reports from citizen scientists across America in 2014!
Be TickSmart! Make those summer camp and hiking clothes tick repellent clothes. Don't forget to spray your shoes too.
Poppy-seed sized blacklegged nymphal ticks are out May-August. The Top 5 TickSmart "To-Do" List for May begins with treating your shoes.
Study authors publish findings in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and reveal NO measurable prevalence of B. burgdorferi in Lone Stars ticks.
Project Rodeo: Rounding Up Varmint Brown Dog Ticks, Reducing Human Disease
Is it a tick? NO, it's NOT a tick! Review a collection of TickSpotter images if you're in doubt.
Brown Dog ticks are truly a different kind of horror story than Blacklegged (deer) ticks
Just when you thought that the bloodsuckers of summer should be gone... adult blacklegged ticks are BACK! Prepare for TICKNADO!
From June 18, 2014 - June 20, 2014, Marathon runner "The TickGuy" was featured in the Runner's World Ask Me Anything.
This spring, we talked with hundreds of kids before starting an interactive Do A Daily TickCheck learning exercise: 12 Things Kids Say About Ticks.
WBUR CommonHealth and Radio Boston add more to the discussion about prevention tips and awareness with TickEncounter.
Tick Note: What's The Difference Between Inside Ticks And Ticks Inside - PLENTY!
With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy. Learn how to watch.
What if the tick you found is engorged? Learn how to identify it and remember to report your tick to TickSpotters.
Found a tick? Report your tick to TickSpotters. Your submissions will help TickEncounter collect data for our Current Tick Activity application.
There Are Two Types Of Ticks On Your Dog or Cat. Households with “in & out” pets need to be alert that pets may bring ticks in from outside.
Senator Jack Reed, Tick Guy Thomas Mather, and Tick Control Pro Dave Mendell kick off the state's newest tickborne disease prevention program.
Over 4,000,000 YouTube views! That's the number of people who now know how to remove a tick safely.
Get TickSmart™ Stay TickSafe! Support our team at the University of Rhode Island safeguard the lives of people in your community.
Learn more about the the URI TickEncounter Resource Center and our mission .
Learn when different stages of Ixodes scapularis (a.k.a. blacklegged or deer tick) are active .

Find A Tick? Submit it to TickSpotters!

TickSpotters is America’s crowd-sourced tick survey. We invite you to submit a picture of your tick, for FREE. We'll confirm the tick id, and email a custom response, including best next TickSmart™ actions you can take.

If you have a smart phone, you can visit our mobile-friendly site: TickSpotters.org


Most Common Tick Species

Blacklegged (deer) ticks, American dog ticks, Lone Star ticks, Brown dog ticks, Western-blacklegged ticks, Rocky Mountain Wood ticks. These are the most commonly reported ticks to TickEncounter. Read more about each species. Remember, different ticks carry different diseases in different parts of the country.


How to Identify Ticks

TickEncounter receives tick pictures from people across the country. As part of our TickSpotter initiative, we'd like to share what characteristics we look for when it comes to identifying ticks. As citizen scientist, we encourage you to be as accurate as possible when submitting a TickSpotters find.


Read our FAQ About Tick Bites

We get a lot of tick bite questions, for example: How do ticks bite without you feeling it? I was bitten by a tick recently and now there is a big red spot. Should I be worried? When a tick bites how long does it stay attached? Visit our FAQ section to learn more. If you can't find an answer to your question, we encourage you to submit a question via our FAQ form.


Learn How to Remove A Tick, properly

We've heard of many different techniques people use to remove ticks over the years, use a hot match, cover the tick with vaseline, the Q-tip twist. However, a quick and effective tick removal should always be performed with a pointy tweezer, leaving the tick intact and ready for testing if recommended.


Read our FAQ About Tick Habitat

Different tick species, different tick habitats. If you're a homeowner, a hiker, a dog owner, an outdoor worker, or simply enjoy the outdoors, it's good to know and identify potential tick habitat in your surroundings. Visit our Protect Your Yard section to learn TickSmart Actions to make your yard TickSafe.


Download our Permethrin Fact Sheet

If you intend to protect yourself and your family this tick season, The Tick Guy recommends using clothing-based permethrin products. Read about the effectiveness and safety information of Permethrin and download the PDF so you can easily print and share in your community.


All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Get TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do

With more ticks in more places than ever before, there's never been a more appropriate time to raise your tick literacy.

Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Ticks These Days

Once attached to people or pets, deer ticks are just hard to find! Their numbers are on the rise and they occur in more & more places – even your backyard!

Boston.com: Daily Dose Live Chat Recap

"The Tick Guy" answers questions about tick bite protection and prevention of tick-transmitted diseases.

Interview: Tick-Bite Protection In Your Yard

TickEncounter recently sat down with two of Rhode Island's newest TickSmart™ Certified deer tick control experts to discuss their thoughts on tick-bite prevention for this tick season.

WBUR: Losing to Lyme Series

WBUR has a new series called, "Losing to Lyme: A series on why we're losing the battle against tick-borne diseases and what we can do about it".

News: National Pest Alert focuses on Ticks and Tickborne Diseases

The North Central IPM Center, a dedicated group of experts in the field of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) research and communications representing the upper mid-western states has just released its newest National Pest Alert -- Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases.

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