– Tick page –

 

This page contains important information on identifying ticks, dealing with them and preventing PROBLEMS FROM THEM. If you have additional information that should be here, click Here to let us know.

  1. 1.IDENTIFYING TICKS:

  2. BulletIdentifying Ticks and understanding their life cycle-from the Center for Disease Control. Keep in mind that some nymphs have bodies of 1/2 a millimeter and are like looking at grains of sand on your skin.

  3. BulletCommon Tick Species in New Jersey. Excellent ID chart with additional information. (Not just relevant in NEW JERSEY but the entire region.

  4. BulletAdditional information from another NJ town. This does not duplicate everything from the bullet directly above.


  1. 2.PREVENTING TICK PROBLEMS:

  2. BulletDEET, Showers, and Tick Checks Can Stop Ticks. More CDC information about before you to outside, and what to do when you get back inside.

  3. BulletAvoiding ticks (CDC)

  4. BulletProtection against Mosquitoes, Ticks & Other Insects & Arthropods (CDC)


  1. 3.Tick Removal-from the CDC.

  2. BulletHow to remove a tick and what to do afterwards. 


  1. 4.Tick Diseases

  2. BulletTick diseases: In the U.S.

  3. BulletTick diseases: abroad 

  4. BulletTesting Ticks

  5. BulletHow ticks become infected with Lyme Disease (this is an excellent video: 1:58).


  1. 5.Treatment

  2. BulletLyme Disease

  3. BulletProlonged Treatment research

  4. BulletPost-treatment Syndrome


  1. 6.Lyme Disease TooL KIt (keep this handy for fast reference)

  2. BulletSeparate, downloadable and printable Fact Sheets for Outdoor Workers, Hikers, Golfers, Pregnant Women and for Parents. Take advantage of this information and keep it where it may be quickly accessed.


  1. 7.FOLK and other REMEDIES FOR REMOVING TICKS

  2. BulletBaths with a bit of bleach in the water. Generally not seen as a good idea. It is said to NOT be good for your skin andould turn your hair white, too.

  3. BulletWikiHow has this information on How to Kill a Tick. I don’t recommend the first solution but the others appear viable and safe. 

  4. BulletFrom eHow Home, Ways of Removing Ticks and folk remedies to avoid and why. (IMPORTANT!)

  5. BulletIf the little buggers are still crawling on you (some may be so small that it’s hard to see the movement…but it can be seen), a sticky tape can be used to remove them. (Masking tape is often recommended but even Scotch Tape worked for me without a hitch.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  1. BulletTickEncounter Resource Center-from the University of Rhode Island.

Website CONTENTS

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MOST VIEWED PAGES:

  1. Bullet  FRONT PAGE

  2. Bullet  BIRDS & BIRDING  

  3. Bullet    The Birds of Israel, 10/2013

  4. Bullet  WEATHER  

  5. Bullet  THE BACK PAGE 

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  FIELD GUIDES: 1

  1. BulletBIRDS

  2. BulletBUTTERFLIES (49)

  3. BulletDRAGON & DAMSELFLIES (25)

  4. BulletINSECTS (129)

  5. BulletMOTHS #s 0001-4702        |

  6. BulletMOTHS #s 4703-7648    (490)

  7. BulletMOTHS #s 7649-12233      |

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  1. Bullet  ODDS & ENDS

  2. Bullet  SCRAPBOOK

  3. Bullet  SKY & SPACE

  4. Bullet  TICK PAGE

  5. Bullet  TRAVEL SECTION


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