Prevent Tick Bites

  • Avoid areas where ticks live (wooded areas with high grass and leaf litter)
  • Wear an EPA-approved insect repellent (choose the right one for you)
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants (and tuck you pants into your socks!)
  • Wear light-colored clothing so ticks are easier to spot
  • Wear treated clothing
  • Do a thorough tick check after outdoor activity
  • Shower after being outside
  • Place clothes in dryer for 15 minutes on high to kill any ticks on clothing
  • Promptly remove any ticks

 


 

Be Tick Smart Logo- link to health department website

Click the above image to see the Vermont Department of Health's "Prevent Tick Bites" page.​

 

CDC Tick Bite Prevention

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431