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Ticks and tick-borne diseases ...

... have become a significant public health issue in New York, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region.

More ticks in more places also increases your risk of tick encounters. Changes in land use such as construction of new neighborhoods and shopping centers leave small patches of wooded areas, and these are great habitat for deer and mice. More hosts means more ticks! In addition, a warming climate expands the areas and seasons where ticks actively feed and reproduce.

We help you use IPM to avoid ticks and tick-borne disease.

female blacklegged tick hanging onto vegetation with back three pairs of legs and waving front pair in front of it
Questing female, adult blacklegged tick.  Photo: NYSIPM. Click photo to see enlarged version.

What Do Ticks Look Like?

Why Should I Worry About Ticks?

Why Do I Have Ticks in My Yard?

How Do I Manage Ticks in the Landscape?

How Do I Protect Myself From Ticks?

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Ticks