Deer ticks live in shady, moist areas at ground level. They will cling to tall grass, brush and shrubs, especially at the edges of woods and around old stonewalls, usually no more than 18-24 inches off the ground. Deer ticks get on humans and animals only by direct contact. They cannot jump or fly. Once a tick gets on the skin, it generally climbs upward until it reaches a protected area. Here are tips for protecting yourself and your family:
For more information on Tick and Lyme Disease go to http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme. and http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev.