Springtime Means Tick Time! Learn to Protect Yourself

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, preliminary results from three different evaluation methods suggest that the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year in the United States is around 300,000. Ticks are a growing problem across much of the nation. As you gear up to spend more time in the great outdoors, EPA has some important information for you about how to protect yourself from ticks.

Below are links to EPA’s blog from Assistant Administrator Jim Jones and Facebook and Twitter post for you to share with others through electronic mailing lists, Web and social media.

Check out EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones’ blog and learn:

  • What can you do to protect yourself
  • How to reduce the number of ticks on your property
  • Where ticks are typically found

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Web resources on tick integrated pest management can be found at www.epa.gov/pestwise/ticks/ and www.cdc.gov/ticks. EPA’s new blog on tick IPM is at http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/04/springtime-means-tick-time/

A federal workgroup led by EPA and CDC released a document titled Federal Initiative: Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management White Paper. The paper is available at the following link: www.epa.gov/pestwise/ticks/tick-ipm-whitepaper.pdf.

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