Unfortunately, tick season is not cancelled this year. Please take precautions when spending time on the land to prevent against tick bites. Find out more about how to prevent tick bites.
- Information on tickborne diseases (from Maine CDC)
- Personal Protection Strategies (From Umaine Cooperative Extention)
The Maine Forest Tick Survey is a collaboration between The University of Maine and volunteer landowners in southern and coastal Maine. Volunteers will collect ticks from their wooded properties this July 2020, and UMaine will identify and test them for pathogens. Volunteers need to own between 10 and 1,000 acres of wooded land and live in one of the following counties: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, York. For more information, and to sign up, please visit: umaine.edu/ForestTickSurvey.
We will be selecting two LELT properties to submit to the project. Please contact Maggie if you are interested in volunteering to survey a LELT property.
TICK TALK FOR TEENS: HOW TO SAFELY ENJOY THE OUTDOORS AND AVOID TICKS
TUESDAY, MAY 19 AT 1:00 PM
Hosted by Teens to Trails
A presentation followed by questions and answers about ticks and the diseases they may carry, with two people from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough, ME. Chuck Lubelczyk and Molly Meagher will combine facts & humor to share how to avoid being bitten by ticks while on the trails and what to look for in ‘tick country.’
Chuck and Molly will also talk about keeping pets safe, both around your home and while out in the woods. With funny examples of what not to do, we will cover what to wear to avoid tick bites, the proper precautions to take before heading out, and what to do if you find a tick on yourself or your pet. Preferred registration for teenagers and outing club members, but all outdoor enthusiasts are welcome! Brought to you by Teens to Trails, we believe Life Happens Outside! To register go to Teens to Trails Special Events.and click on the register here button.