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Are all ticks the same?
No, there are many different types of ticks found all over the world. If you are local to Long Island, you will most likely find the Blacklegged Tick (a.k.a Deer Tick), Lone Star Tick, or American Dog Tick.
Are ticks dangerous?
They can be. Blacklegged Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, an infection that can spread to the heart, nervous system and joints. The Lone Star Tick can cause infection that can be life threatening, and the American Dog Tick can infect with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Symptoms usually include fever, headache, fatigue and flu like symptoms. If you think you may have been exposed to ticks and have any symptoms, it's best to seek medical assistance right away.
How do I protect myself?
There are steps you can take to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases, such as wearing long sleeves and pants when venturing into places that ticks are typically found. You can also tuck your shirt into your pants, and your pants into your socks, use a tick repellent according to label directions, inspect your clothes and yourself for ticks, and place your clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill any ticks.
How can I prevent ticks from invading my yard?
There are some preventative measures that will help limit tick populations, such as keeping lawn and bushes trimmed, and ensuring your property is free of rodents (that can carry ticks) with a pest prevention plan. Also, you can contact your local pest control professional for information on seasonal tick sprays.