Lyme Disease Prevention

The Lyme Disease Association has as one of its goals to stop the spread of Lyme & other tick-borne diseases. Tick checks are very important to prevention as is proper tick removal The following links may be helpful in addressing the issue of lyme disease prevention and control. Also checkout our downloadable info graphic for a summar of prevention tips. LDA does not endorse or sponsor products.  Material is presented to help people gain quick access to products which they may or may not choose to use.

02 October 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has information on products which protect you against insects and/or ticks. Check out products and compare them for hourly protection. Note that some manufacturers do not want their product protection time listed.
 
The LDA is an EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) partner. PESP is a program which is trying to control pests (in this case, ticks) with the least amount of pesticide use.
 
18 July 2017

rynoskinThere are many different kinds of clothing available to help in tick bite prevention. One of those is chemical free - Rynoskin, which is ultralight and worn underneath regular clothing. Rynoskin prevents ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, black flies, ants, sand fleas, gnats, no-see-ums, and other biting insects from entering through its clothing to reach the skin to feed/bite.

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10 November 2015

Fall is here and black legged ticks are very active. If you are planning time outdoors, you may want to consider how to prepare yourself and your family. How to dress, tick checks, proper prevention and other ways to avoid tick exposure and bites can be found on this website. Also check out what black legged ticks look like and symptoms of Lyme disease.

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24 September 2018

Ticks are most likely to be in woods, where woods meet lawn, where lawn meets fields, tall brush/grass, under leaves, under ground cover (low growing vegetation), near stone walls or wood piles, shady areas, around bird feeders, outside pet areas.

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20 June 2012

Lower Saucon Township, PA is taking an active role in educating and protecting park visitors from Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The Township will be downloading, printing, having available and posting one of the LDA's free awareness posters below in its park kiosks. The LDA urges all park managers to consider doing something like this for prevention.

 

PreventionGuy Kids         Prevention Guy

 

Check out LDA's other awareness printables.

 

Need Help Finding a Lyme specialist or doctor? Click below for our Doctor Referral Database.

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Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
PO Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 

888-366-6611 | information line
732-938-7215 | fax
LDA@LymeDiseaseAssociation.org | email

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