With spring heading into summer – prime time for ticks as well as for people getting outdoors – the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has partnered with the Division of Public Health within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to educate the public about ticks.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health have launched new web pages to educate the public about ticks, including where they are found, how to identify different types and what precautions to take before and after exposure to ticks, as well as information about tick-borne pathogens.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware.
The Asian longhorned tick has been found for the first time in Delaware. The DNREC Tick Monitoring program has confirmed that five Asian longhorned tick nymphs – immature ticks – were found in late June in northern New Castle County.
For many, this year’s Fourth of July activities will span the entire week and weekend, and include picnics, barbecues, beach days and other gatherings spent with friends and family (including our four-legged family members). The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following tips to keep everyone safe.