The recent mild winter has contributed to an explosion in the tick population. The Ayer Board of Health offers the following informational links for its residents.
Deer tick adult female
(aka black-legged tick)
To learn more, see Tick Overview
Classic Lyme disease "bullseye rash"
...however, this does NOT occur in
up to 40 percent of Lyme disease victims
To learn more, see Symptoms of Tickborne Ilness
- Protection Tips
- Gardening Tips
- Fact Sheet on Tick Repellants
- How to Remove a Tick
- Fact Sheets on Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA)
Fore more information: