Preventing ticks

Asked June 4, 2019, 9:50 PM EDT

I live adjacent to a wooded area so I need to treat for ticks?

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Treating for ticks with an acaricide is not always necessary or sufficient. There are many other measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of tick encounters by you and your family. www.Michigan.gov/Lyme has a great deal of information and downloadable bulletins with options for managing ticks in Michigan landscapes. In some cases, the risk is high enough that a border treatment with an acaricide is the best way to protect humans from infection with tick-borne diseases. Ultimately it is up to you to weigh the risk and make an informed decision.