Where you live, whether property around your home includes tick habitat, the seasons and your activities all contribute to your risk of tick bites.
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The best way to avoid Lyme disease is to avoid tick bites. Follow these 12 easy steps to avoid tick bites on you, your family members and pets.
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Controlling ticks requires landscape management and, if risk is high, spraying pesticides called acaricides on tick habitat.


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Fifteen tick species have been found in Maine including deer ticks, dog ticks, woodchuck ticks, and squirrel ticks.


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In Maine, the deer tick, officially known as the black-legged tick, is responsible for the majority of tick-borne illnesses affecting humans and domestic animals.
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Staying Safe During Tick Season

This informational video about ticks and tick prevention was produced by the MaineDOT to increase awareness among its many employees who work outdoors each day.  The video features Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s Chuck Lubelczyk, Vector Ecologist, Vector Borne-Disease Laboratory.




The Maine Medical Center Research Institute's Vector-borne Disease Laboratory

This laboratory was founded in 1988 to investigate the spread of disease-carrying ticks and mosquitoes in Maine and the disease agents they carry, to develop new strategies for tick control, and based on this work, to inform the public about their risk and how to prevent it.