Metro

July 14

A minuscule foe, a massive public health challenge

Tick-borne Lyme disease is epidemic in New England, but prevention efforts are scattershot, lagging far behind need

Related graphic: How to remove a tick

Tick prevention

Click on red dots for advice on how to reduce the likelihood of tick bites.

Overgrown shrubs
Perimeter
Shed
Wood pile
Clothing
Long grass and weeds
Bird feeder
Deer
Leaf litter
Paths
Woodsy areas
Ornamental plantings
Stone wall
Tick tubes contain tick-repellent-treated cotton which mice like to use to line their nests.
Tick tubes contain tick-repellent-treated cotton which mice like to use to line their nests.

SOURCE: TickEncounter Resource Center

David Butler/Globe Staff

Related graphic: How to remove a tick