What to do if bitten by a tick in New Jersey

Prevention is the best medicine but if you get bit…

Use a Tick Twister for Removal

If it was attached long enough to transmit disease than send it out for testing

NJ Laboratories:  https://www.testticks.com/ or Tick Report: https://www.tickreport.com/

You might be lucky like me and find that your tick is negative for Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and B. Miyamotoi. If you trust the test than you might feel confident to go about your day without antibiotics.

and see a doctor to discuss these recommendations for treatment from the Center for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/treatment/index.html

Don’t let ticks keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Be vigilant & check frequently.

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