As part of our "Target the ticks" prevention program we are offering FREE tick aide kits to help get you practicing prevention habits.
These kits are available at all our events, with a chance to win in a FREE drawing.
We encourage you to make your own kits with your favorite products and information. If you have a kit handy, in your car, at home, or in the office you will be prepared to remove and deal with it right then. Don't wait until you find a tick to learn how to help prevent Lyme and associated diseases.
Please use the suggestions here to create a kit and have it handy;
1- A container to hold items needed - We use a pencil box or bag as most items will fit nicely and make it handy to have in your medicine chest or glove box.
2- Prevention tips - download or stop by one of our events to get brochures and other literature needed.
3- Instructions on how to remove ticks
4- A list of diseases ticks can transmit, and symptoms to watch for
5- Links to your favorite organizations for quick information
6- Topical Spray or lotion repellents for your skin such as deet or Picardin
7- Clothing / Gear treatment such as permethrin or a cedar based product
9- A bug bag (zip lock baggy will work)
10- Antibacterial cleaner (individual had wipes work well)
11- Tick Testing information and instructions to help with research
12- A padded envelope to send the ticks in for testing
13- A pen or marker to follow the instructions for tick testing (not included in our Tick Off kit)
*If you can't afford the items to supply a tick aid kit, please use the application to sign up for our assistance.
*Also please consider signing up for a FREE tick drag to help with surveillance in our area.
*Purchase your tick aid kit from us and help support what we are doing.
Tick Ease Tick Removal
Lyme Disease Coalition, Inc. -
Tick-Off tick aid kit
Ceres Nanosciences, Inc https://www.lymedx.com/
Repellants, Clothing & Yard Treatments
DEET versus Permethrin as a Tick Repellent By Tom Grier
National Park Service
choosing the right insect repellant
EWG'S GUIDE TO BUG REPELLENTS IN THE AGE OF ZIKA
Recreational Equipment, Inc.
Insect Repellants: How to choose
More on our Facebook Page
Tick Control Box
Pennsylvania Tick Control, LLC.Web (888) 649 - 8425
Coulter Pest Control
Serving Erie CountyWeb (814) 969 - 5963
Fort Pitt Exterminators
Serving Western PA(412) 441 - 6300
K-9 Bedbug Detection ServicesWeb (877) 233 - 2459
Leaf Pest ControlWeb Email (724) 774 - 3630
Liberty Pest Management Services
Web (888) NOT-1-BUG / 668 - 1284
(609) 268 - 2114
Pointe Pest ControlWeb (610) 277 - 7575
Regional Pest ManagementWeb (800) 36-5 Star (7827)