Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Mifflin County Conservation District is to conserve the county’s natural resources through coordinated and professional guidance, technical assistance, and education to the landowners, public agencies, and residents of Mifflin County
Ticks and Lyme Disease
A surge in Lyme disease is predicted for 2017. In an effort to promote wellness and to reduce the number of cases, the following information is being offered to keep you safe while at work and during your leisure time.
Lyme disease is spread through the bite of infected ticks. The black-legged tick (or deer tick) spreads the disease in the northeastern United States. These ticks are usually found in wooded areas and have complex life cycles. More information regarding Lyme disease is available in this brochure titled “Lyme Disease: A Public Information Guide.”
Most humans are infected through the bites of immature ticks called nymphs. Nymphs are tiny, less than 2 mm, and are difficult to see. Adult ticks can also transmit Lyme disease bacteria, but they are larger and more likely to be discovered and removed before they transmit the bacteria.
Prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of tick-borne disease by viewing this brochure titled “Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Diseases”.