It's Tick Season in Maine


Tick-borne illnesses, especially Lyme disease, are on the rise. Who's at risk? Anyone spending time outdoors in proximity to tick habitat including: homeowners, gardeners, hunters, fishermen, golfers, hikers, campers, pets, and yes, children playing in the yard. In fact, children between the ages of 5-14 have the highest incidence of Lyme disease.


According to the Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI), about two-thirds of the cases of Lyme disease in Maine are reported in June, July and August. That’s because the peak season for deer tick nymphs is June and July.

TICK PREVENTION

LYME DISEASE

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