Safety Focus of the Week: Deer Ticks
This week’s safety focus is deer tick awareness. As you probably have heard, this year is expected to be the worst ever for ticks in Vermont.
One of my favorite references for all types of biological hazards is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. Check out their feature on ticks at:
If a tick attaches to you, follow the procedure on the CDC website. They recommend using tweezers: grab the tick as close to your skin as possible, pull upward with a steady pressure (no jerking or twisting), if the head breaks off attempt to remove it, clean the bite area with soap/water/alcohol. Follow up with a doctor if a rash or fever occurs within several weeks.