Lorain County Public Health monitors tick activity to help keep them from spreading disease. Ticks can spread diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. If you find a tick on yourself, your child, or pet, please contact LCPH at 440-322-6367 for identification.
Ticks look like spiders. They range in size from a grain of sand to an apple seed. They live in moist, shaded woods, low-growing brush, dense weeds/grasses, or piles of leaves or wood. Ticks can be found throughout the spring, summer and even into the fall. They are most active in June and July.
Ticks do not jump or fly. They crawl onto humans and animals when we brush against a leaf or blade of grass with a tick on it. They look for a place to attach, like the backs of knees, armpits, hair or behind the ears. A tick bite does not hurt, so you might not notice it.