An infected blacklegged tick can spread Lyme disease to humans through a bite.
Blacklegged ticks are often found in forests and overgrown areas with long grass such as fields and trails. If you are an outdoor worker, participate in outdoor activities - such as hiking and camping - in wooded and over grown areas, you could be at risk of a tick bite.
However, tick bites ARE preventable
Click on the headings below for tips on how to reduce your risk of a tick bite and instructions on what to do if you find a tick on you.