Georgia's Ticks and Lyme Disease


Let’s uncover what ticks and lyme disease are and ways to remove ticks!

The Danger

One of Georgia’s less known hazards is its increasingly dangerous tick population

Lyme disease

Known for their ability to transmit bacteria, viruses, and parasites--including the infamous Lyme disease

Lyme Disease

When they attach themselves to a host (e.g., a human or animal), they use their mouthparts to pierce the skin and feast on blood. While feeding, they will infect their host with whatever pathogens they carry


bull's-eye rash, fatigue, fever, headache, and muscle and joint aches


Commonly found in wooded areas and fields along the edges of paths and trails


They love to live in tall grasses and shrubs, so be extra careful when hiking

Symptoms flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches


Detect the disease?

Your doctor can go for a blood test to confirm whether or not you have Lyme disease or another tick-borne illness

Methods For Tick Removal

Using fine-tipped tweezers, grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible and pull it out slowly and steadily

Methods For Tick Removal Avoid twisting or jerking the tick, which can cause the mouthpart to remain embedded in your skin. Once the tick is removed, clean the bite area with soap and water or rubbing alcohol


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