As we get closer to the warm spring temperatures we've been looking forward to, my thoughts turn to...ticks! University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center is the go-to spot for information on protecting ourselves, our families and our pets from tick born diseases. Click on the link below to be connected to the Tick Encounter Resource Center. The Prevention tab will help you stay safe and healthy this season while you are outside enjoying all the outdoor activities that spring and summer bring!
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: