Tick-Borne Illness Prevention Program

The Island Boards of Health Tick Borne Illness Prevention Program unifies an Island wide information and education effort to build public awareness and reduce the incidence of tick borne illness on Martha’s Vineyard. more …

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How to Remove a Tick

Sharp — repeat, SHARP — tweezers are good, so long as you grab the tick at the head as close to the skin as possible (and not by the tick’s body). Do not use your fingers or blunt tweezers, as this risks injecting pathogens into the bite site. “Spoons” like the green one, pictured left, […]

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