Don't Let the Ticks Bite Teaching Tool

Don't Let the Ticks Bite Teaching Tool

Don't Let the Ticks Bite! California Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section Introducing: Timothy Tickfinder

and his dog Bullseye What are Ticks? Ticks are small spider-like creatures This is a picture of four different sizes of ticks on a persons finger.

Adults Nymph Larva Ticks are small spider-like creatures

Ticks feed by attaching to animals and sucking blood. Some ticks give germs to people and pets thatsick. can make them

Can you guess A) A cactus garden B) A saw and some logs C) A ticks teeth really, really close up Answer:

C Which One? what this is? Ticks are found

in wild, gras brushy, or areas, espe alongside tr Ticks wait at the end of a piece of grass or on logs until an animal or person brushes against them.

Tic re ks all y s a re ma ll In

nature ticks bite animals. Tick Life Cycle Tick Baby ticks (larva) feed on small

Life animals Cycle Can you find the baby ticks (larva)? *Hint! they have 6 legs. Baby ticks (larva) have 6 legs Tick

Life Cycle er the larva suck blood, they become a larger tick, called a nym Tick Life Nymph ticks have 8 legs Cycle

Nymphs suck blood from another small anim Tick Life Cycle After the nymphs eat, they become adult ticks. Tick

Life Cycle Adult ticks like to suck blood from deer. When ticks suck blood, their bodies expand and they look like a raisin with Tick Life Cycle

When an adult tick is done feeding, it will lay eggs. The eggs will hatch into larva ticks and start the Tick Sometimes nymphs Lifeand adult ticks accidentally bite a person instead of Cycle an animal!

P rotect yourself from ticks! Wear bug spray. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Stay on trails when you hike.

Check for ticks while you hike AND after you come back inside. Take a shower to help wash off ticks. Timothy is sure to follow these C

heck for ticks! After ticks get on an animal or a person they look for a good hiding place and so it is hard to see them. After you go for a hike, or everyday if there are ticks where you play: Check everyone

in your family for ticks. Ask your parents or another adult to help you do a tick check. Check your pets very carefully.

Ticks can be hard to see on animals with dark fur. Timothy checks himself, Bullseye What do you do if you find a tick stuck to your body? ANSWER:

Remove it quickly and properly. An adult can help you get the tick out of your skin with tweezers.

H ow to remove a tick: 1. Grab the tick close to your skin with the tweezers or a tissue and pull straight out. 2. Wash where the tick bit you. 3. Wash your hands.

4. If you get sick after a tick bite you should go to the doctor. Remember to do likeTimothy T and his dog Bullseye Wear long pants & long

sleeve shirts Use bug spray! P Remove ticks quickly & properly! rotect yourself from ticks!

Do tick checks! Don't Let the Ticks Bite! California Department of Public Health Vector-Borne Disease Section

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