Ticks

Bring It, Summer Pests!

Ticks are small blood-feeding parasites that can transmit diseases to people. Some types of ticks perch on the edge of low-lying vegetation and grab onto animals, and people, as they brush past.

Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases

Tick-borne diseases cause anywhere from zero to 12 cases of relapsing fever, Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Washington state annually. The Bring It, Summer Pests! campaign emphasizes avoiding or controlling leaf litter and high grass outside the home.

And since reducing the activity of these pests isn’t just about prevention in the backyard, the campaign also offers tips to round out a comprehensive prevention plan.

Learn how to safely remove a tick and other helpful information from the Ticks & Tick-Borne Fact Sheet.

Listen to the KXLY 920 interview about health district's new campaign to ward off summer pests, including mosquitoes, ticks and mice.


Helpful Tips

Here are some helpful tips to reduce the likelihood of ticks living on your property.

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