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Industry Standards and Best Practices
Ticks are small insects commonly found in grassy areas pretty much everywhere in the United States. They bite people and suck their blood; while doing so, they can transmit many dangerous diseases to the person they’re biting, with Lyme disease being the most notable. In this course, you’ll learn what a tick looks like and where ticks live; how to avoid being bitten by a tick; how to inspect your body for ticks; how to remove a tick from your body if you have been bitten; first aid for tick bites; symptoms of tick bites and serious reactions to tick bites; and tips for seeking medical care after a tick bite.
Ticks live in grassy areas and can jump onto people who are walking by.
When ticks bite people, they stay embedded in the person for hours or days, sucking blood and possibly transmitting disease.
It’s a good idea to inspect your body after walking through an area that might have ticks and, if you do find a tick, use tweezers to remove it.
What are ticks?
Small insects that bite people, staying engorged for hours or days.
Are ticks dangerous? They can pass serious diseases to people while sucking their blood.
Where in the U.S. do ticks live?
All over the United States.
What types of areas do ticks live in?
Areas with grass.
How can I avoid being bitten by ticks?
Avoiding areas where they live, wearing insect repellant, and wearing long, protective clothing.
How can I know if I’ve been bitten by a tick?
Inspect your entire body closely after being in an area where ticks may live.
What should I do if a tick has bitten me and is engorged in my body?
Use tweezers to remove the entire tick from your body, save the tick in a bottle, and contact a doctor.
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