As the weather warms up the nymph form of the deer tick becomes active. It is the vector for Lyme disease. Look at this link for preventive strategies.
- Use DEET on skin and Permethrin on clothing to reduce the risk of ticks.
- it is the nymph form of the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease
- The tick must feed for more than 48 hours to transmit. Daily tick checks prevent disease
- non engorged, non attached ticks do not need treatment