University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tick Resources

Tick bites can lead to disease spread in people and animals. In the Midwest, the spring and summer months are peak times for tick exposure. Ticks wait on leaves and grass until a host brushes past. They then attach to the host by insertion of their mouthparts into the skin. The longer a tick remains embedded, the higher the risk of infection to the host. Use our resources to help prevent tick bites, identify disease causing ticks, and identify tick-borne disease after a bite.