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Where Do Ticks Come From, How to Protect Yourself, and More

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Key Takeaways

  • Ticks are on the rise as summer temperatures climb, posing a threat for Lyme disease and other illnesses.
  • Not all tick bites transmit disease, but some states experience a higher burden than others. Check the list to see if yours is one of them.
  • Taking precautions like wearing long clothing and using insect repellent can significantly reduce your risk of tick bites.
  • If you find a tick attached, use tweezers to remove it carefully and monitor the bite area for signs of infection.

Learn Where Do Ticks Come From and More

As the weather gets warmer and the summer season comes into full swing, so does the activity of a tiny, eight-legged menace: the tick. Typically, these bugs are found in humid areas with brush and trees.

Where do ticks come from? Their ideal home is one that's shady, moist, and close to the ground, clinging to shrubs and tall grass, generally elevated above 6 inches. Ticks tend to be most active during the spring and summer months between April and September.


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