Preventing Lyme Disease
The best way to prevent lyme disease, and any tick borne disease, is to use personal protection measures and avoid ticks. Read more information on how you can protect yourself from ticks or download a lyme disease prevention fact sheet (PDF)
If you are concerned about your health, testing ticks for disease is not recommended, because even if the tick is carrying a disease, you may not have been infected. If you would like to have a tick tested
, however, the Cape May County Department of Health can assist you.
If you are interested in knowing what kind of ticks you have, find more about tick identification online
or download a printable document (PDF)
. If you still can’t tell what kind of tick it is, the Cape May County Department of Health can assist you.
If you would like additional information about lyme disease, you may call the Cape May County Department of Health at 609-463-6575 or consult CDC’s website