Tick season is in full bloom and if you spend any time in the yard or walking in the woods, you’re likely to be a tick target. With different kinds of ticks spreading different diseases, knowing what kind of tick latched on to you can help put your mind at ease or give your doctor a head start on diagnosing any tick-borne illness before
TickID, a free iPhone app developed by North Carolina State University, provides basic information that can be helpful as a first step in identification of those ticks most important in human health, especially in the eastern U.S. The app includes:
If you do get a tick bite, and develop a rash or fever within several weeks, call our office at (631) 377-3630 and let us know so you can be tested for tick-borne diseases and treated promptly.