Tricky ticks are
never too far
Like other pests, ticks have crawled the earth for many years and have become relatively well-known in communities across the country. While their populations are widespread, public knowledge and awareness of the threats they pose to our health and well-being are unfortunately not as commonplace. Rather than just a nuisance or warm weather inconvenience, ticks are dangerous pests capable of transmitting debilitating diseases at increasingly alarming rates. Want to know more? Let’s talk!
May 7–13, 2023
Tickborne diseases can be transmittedinto a person’s bloodstream in as little as
after the initial bite.
From 2010 to 2018, the CDC estimates that approximately
were diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease each year in the U.S., which amounts to over 4.2 million total estimated cases during that timeframe.1
Recent research has concluded that tickborne Lyme disease has been detected in all
50 U.S. states.
A TICKER OF TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS, AND TRIVIA ABOUT TICKS FROM THE TRIBE OF THE INTERNET:
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Ticks can be found across the United States. Here’s what’s happening in your area.
The following heat map depicts monthly Twitter engagement* on the topic of ticks per state across the U.S.
*Engagement is the estimated number of people discussing ticks on Twitter within the past 30 days.
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1Kugeler, K. J., Schwartz, A. M., Delorey, M. J., Mead, P. S., & Hinckley, A. F. (2021). Estimating the Frequency of Lyme Disease Diagnoses, United States, 2010–2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(2), 616-619. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2702.202731.