Prevention & Protection
Video: Comedic Look at Prevention & Protection
Oct.2006: 9 min. video on Prevention & Protection - takes a comedic look at the common mistakes made, and discusses the appropriate clothing, bug repelent, and proper tick removal.
Removal Tools: Correctly Removing the Tick is the Key!
Compressing the body of the tick can cause its saliva and gut contents to be squeezed out of the tick and back into the bloodstream of the host. Infective organisms can be transferred this way.
Tick Testing Labs (Human Attachment)
If the tick is saved, it can be sent to a lab that offer tick testing by PCR or DNA for Lyme Disease and other tick bome-diseases. For a list of labs, click text above.
Disclaimer: Results are NOT conclusive for individuals having Lyme disease or any other disease. Test indicates whether the tick is infected with the bacteria that can cause tick-borne illnesses.