Ticks can transmit serious diseases such as lime disease, spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and tularemia to name a few. It is very important to dress appropriately in the field to make sure you decrease to chance of getting ticks.

Tick Prevention:

  • Know where to expect them: grassy, brushy, or wooded areas
  • Treat clothing and gear with products containing 0.5% permethrin
  • Avoid walking through wooded and brushy areas; stick to center of trails
  • Check yourself for ticks regularly; immediately remove any ticks you find (Video: How to properly remove a Tick)

Symptoms of Tick-bourne Illnesses:

Three most typical symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Aches and pains
  • Rash

Ticks can give you the following diseases:

Tick Identification:

The above link will help you to identify the most common North American ticks. It is important to keep the tick if you find you have received a tick bite. The type of tick will help aid in the identification of the illness.