Tick and Lyme Disease Awareness
Ticks are widespread in wooded and grassy areas all over our region. With the spread of Lyme disease on the East Coast, it is important to take responsibility for yourself and your child after outdoor experiences. During tick season (late spring into mid-summer), check yourself and your child for ticks daily. Deer ticks can be removed only with tweezers, and should be saved in alcohol (in case you want to have the tick tested) while you watch the spot for further signs of infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more details about Lyme Disease.