Tick Testing & Information

If you do find a tick, make sure to remove it properly. Watch video instructions.

Prevent Tick Bites

While enjoying the natural beauty of Eastham, one should be careful of ticks. General precautions should be taken to avoid tick bites. Common ways to prevent tick bites are:

  • Do tick checks often, especially after exposure to wooded or grassy areas.
  • Wear light-colored clothing so ticks are easier to spot.
  • Walk in the middle of trails. Ticks cannot fly, so they need to crawl onto you. Walking in the middle of the trail limits their ability to crawl onto you from branches or grass.
  • Wear and/or treat your clothing with repellant.

Tick Testing

It is recommended that you get the tick tested if you are bitten. The testing can tell if common tick-borne diseases are present.