Tips To Avoid Tick-Borne Illnesses This Summer

The Wisconsin Departments of Health Services and Natural Resources want you to avoid tick borne illnesses this summer.

Ticks are typically most active in Wisconsin from May to November. Infected ticks can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses, so it’s a good idea to take precautions.

Use a tick repellent and wear appropriate clothing for outdoor activities. It’s important to remove attached ticks as soon as possible. The longer a tick is attached, the more likely it is to make you sick. Be sure to check for ticks after spending time outside.