Don't Let the Ticks Bite!

Ticks and the diseases they carry are becoming more common all across Maine. You may wonder why this class is taking place in September. Aren’t we almost out of tick season? The spring and fall are actually the most common months that we see deer ticks, the ticks that carry disease in Maine. So it’s a great time to learn!

We will cover how to recognize ticks, where to find them, and how to keep them off of you. We will also learn about the different diseases they carry, the symptoms of these diseases, and how you can avoid them.

Your instructor has a background in microbiology and public health, as well as experience educating and promoting tick awareness through Maine CDC and the University of Southern Maine. Join us to learn about the ticks we have in Maine, the diseases they carry, and most importantly: prevention!