Tick Habitat

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Tick Habitat

Many people think ticks are only present in the woods. However, ticks can be found in many areas.

  • Where woods/fields meet lawn
  • Wooded areas
  • Tall brush/grass
  • Under leaves*
  • Very small numbers on cut/raked lawns or sports fields
  • Under ground cover (plants) in yard *
  • Around stone walls and woodpiles where mice & other small mammals live

*under plants/leaves to prevent dehydration
 

A comprehensive resource for homeowners and public health officials is the Tick Management Handbook by Kirby Stafford III, Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station, New Haven, CT