Ticks and Tick Borne Illnesses

  • If it seems like tick seasons are getting longer and worse, it’s because they are. When there are brief mild winters with temperatures above freezing, ticks will be present.

    Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York, with numerous tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region. More ticks in more places also increases your risk of tick encounters and the disease-causing pathogens they inject during their blood meal.