Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force

Introduction

Pike County Tick Borne Diseases Task Force and the Pike County Commissioners have joined forces to help prevent the spread of tick borne diseases. Together, we will work to educate the public about the prevalence and dangers of tick borne diseases, how to protect yourself from becoming infected, and how to enjoy your time outside. The Pike County Tick Borne Disease Task Force is focused on decreasing the number of tick borne accounts by building community awareness through education, support, and advocacy.

 

The early stages of tick borne diseases are usually marked by one or more of the following:

• Fatigue

• Rash

• Red bull's eye rash (Not every time)

• Numbness

• Chils

• Dizziness

• Fever

• Unsteady Walk

• Headache

• Confusion

• Muscle and joint pain

• Forgetfulness

• Swelling in joints

• Disorientation

• Abdominal pain

• Mood swings

• Nausea and vomiting

• Loss of appetite

• Shortness of breath

• Weakness

• Palpitations

• Loss of coordination

• Swollen lymph nodes

 

 

 

To help prevent tick bites follow these simple steps:

  • • Wear light colored clothing to help spot ticks that have crawled onto you.


  • • Walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with grass or brush.

  • • Remove leaves, leaf litter and brush around lawns and houses.

  • • Preform frequent, thorough tick checks

  • •To repel ticks, use products containing DEET for skin and Permethrin for clothes and gear or use natural oils that repel ticks

  • • Gear and pets should be checked for ticks before bringing into automobiles and/or home

  • • When home, tumble clothes in the dryer for 30 minutes to kill ticks


Tick Diseases Can Kill You

Tick Diseases Can Kill You

 

 

 

Office Info

Phone 570-296-3569
Contact Email mmrozinski@pikepa.org
bsnyder@pikepa.org

Committee Members

Commissioner Matthew Osterberg
Commissioner Richard Caridi
Commissioner Steve Guccini
Mikki Weiss (Chair)
Deborah Ann Albrecht
Kacie Chern
Jill Gamboni
Nancy Grotevant
Karen Hatch
Dr. Jane Huffman
John Klemeyer
Kathleen Moran
Dr. Robert Ollar
Jeff Rosalsky
Ellen Scarisbrick
Rosemarie Schoepp
Marty Theys
Karl Wagner
Barbara Whitney

County / Task Force Liaison
Mike Mrozinski
Brian Snyder