Search for Ticks to Prevent Disease

FAIRFAX, Va. (May 2, 2014) – Many species of ticks are well established in the United States, and they are known to spread diseases such as Lyme disease, Heartland virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

As people move and spread to new areas, so do these pests. Ticks are being seen more frequently in states like Alaska where they used to be a rare sight. 

Checking clothing and your body for ticks after spending time outdoors is the easiest way to prevent disease. If you find a tick, it is important to use proper removal techniques so the bite does not become infected.