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CT is Seeing More Ticks Than Usual This Winter!

The fingers of the hand catch an encephalitis forest tick crawling on human skin. Danger of insect bite and human disease

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This winter, Connecticut has been seeing a spike in the number of ticks! This is due to the milder temperature making it so that tick season is extended through the winter months!

To learn more about ticks in our state, and how to protect yourself against diseases they may carry, CLICK HERE



  1. Use clean, fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure.
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
  4. Never crush a tick with your fingers.

For more information on how to remove ticks visit the CDC's website here

Also, check out a video demonstration on how to remove ticks below!

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