"Be Tick Smart" Video Contest Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Nick Pembroke, Kakota Knapp and Luc LaCroix of Mt. Anthony Union High School for their winning PSA!
Thank you to all our participants for helping to spread the word!
Background Info about Ticks & Lyme Disease
To create a winning PSA, you need to have a good understanding about ticks, including the tick lifecycle, the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease, and how to prevent it.
- Check out our Deer Tick Facts
- Read our booklet: "Be Tick Smart"
- Prevent tick bites
- Insect repellent tips
- Lyme disease in Vermont
- Lyme disease information from CDC
Did You Know? Tickborne illnesses are most frequently transmitted between early spring and late fall, since ticks are most active during warm months.
Prevention messages from the Vermont Department of Health
Listen to our PSA's for quick tips about how to Be Tick Smart and prevent Lyme disease
Test yourself: Play the Tick I.D. Game created by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services
If you have any questions about the contest, please contact:
Vermont Department of Health
Tel: 800-640-4374 or 802-863-7240