Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBD) pose a major public health concern nationally. Eleven of the seventeen tick-borne diseases in the U.S. are known to infect humans. Lyme disease accounts for over 90% of all reported human vector-borne disease, with an estimated 300,000 cases annually. TBDs are most often spread by the bite of ticks.
For more information, please refer to the attached National Pest Alert issued by the U.S. Department of AgricultureTicks and Tick-Borne Diseases Informational Flyer