PA Lyme Resource Network is a Prevention Partner with the University of Rhode Island’s TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC). This partnership links you to the most up to date tick prevention information on the TERC site. You will find helpful information on self-protection, yard and pet protection, as well as their TickSpotters Program, which engages you to help them identify and keep track of tick activity across North America.


Wear light-colored clothing, slacks tucked into socks, and use repellents (Ultrathon, BioUD , Natrapel, Bug Guard Plus, Cutter Backwoods, and some natural repellents (neem, eucalyptus, lemongrass, camphor, cedar oil) may have benefit. Clothing treated with Permethrin is effective. Spraying your shoes and socks provides high reduction in tick attachments.


Remove clothing in garage or shed and shower when coming indoors. Put clothes in dryer for 1 hour at high heat. Check children, pets andself. Ask vet for repellents to repel/kill ticks on your pet.


Minimize desirable tick habitats by raking leaves, removing pools of standing water, cutting grass regularly, trimming edges around fences, buildings, sidewalks, controlling weeds, removing dead plant material, twigs and branches, treating shrubs, flowers and any landscape plantings, using Damminix tick tubes.


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Revised July 2015