The following publications will provide educational information
on tick biology, ecology, behavior and signs and symptoms
of tick-borne diseases in New Jersey:
Provides a comprehensive summary of published research conducted in New Jersey and elsewhere on the management of populations of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in an effort to reduce Lyme Disease transmission.
Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, have become a significant public health issue during the last decade. This pamphlet provides a summary of published research on managing exposure to ticks. It includes information on tick biology, ecology, and behavior, because an understanding of these factors is helpful in avoiding exposure to ticks, and in developing a successful tick reduction program.
This pamphlet provides basic information about signs and symptoms, transmission, tick biology and ecology, and the current status of tick-borne diseases in New Jersey, with prevention and early recognition as the major goals. It should not be considered a substitute for the patient-physician relationship.