We’re starting to see ticks in Minnesota, so it’s important to check for ticks often and remove them right away. For more information on ticks and tickborne disease go to Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment or the MN Department of Health tickborne Disease Videos
Learn about the steps you can take to reduce the risk of tick bites around your home and cabin in a short video from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Choose an EPA-registered repellent.
Maintain your yard.
Talk with your vet about tick control for your pet.
Tumble-dry clothing and gear.
Add tick checks to your daily routine.
5 steps to fewer tick bites around home: https://youtu.be/odVU4DqGvDQ [video]
Deer ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-related diseases. Early symptoms may include rash, fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain. These diseases are easiest to treat during early stages. See your doctor if a rash or flu-like symptoms develop after a tick bite or outdoor activities. More info on tick prevention and removal at https://www.co.washington.mn.us/2314/Ticks.
Get ticks off! This 1-minute Minnesota Department of Health video shows you how to safely and quickly remove a tick.
Remove a tick in 3 steps: https://youtu.be/GGRSy0u_fPU [video]