Tick Education

Northern Wisconsin is an epicenter for at least 6 tick-borne illnesses that can cause serious and sometimes long-lasting symptoms. Many of our friends and neighbors have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. Warmer and shorter winter conditions are affecting how and when infected ticks spread their bacteria. Here you’ll find information and recordings for webinars happening May-June of 2022. Many of our friends, neighbor, and farmers have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. This program was designed for natural resource professionals, local health care workers, visitors, chambers of commerce, loggers, and others who want to understand and reduce their risk of exposure.

These webinars are free and members of the community are encouraged to join! If you miss a webinar date, no worries! Recordings of the webinar will be posted here. 

Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Wisconsin - May 20th

Friday, May 20th, 2022 from 8:30-9:30 AM.

Northern Wisconsin is an epicenter for 6 tick-borne illnesses that can cause serious and sometimes long-lasting symptoms. UW-Madison researchers from the Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease (Madison) will talk about disease types, prevention methods, and new research-based methods of monitoring and managing tick populations in our Northwoods.

Many of our friends, neighbor, and farmers have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. This program was designed for natural resource professionals, local health care workers, visitors, chambers of commerce, loggers, and others who want to understand and reduce their risk of exposure.

The webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Use this link to register.

Here’s more information and additional resources!

Tick-Borne Diseases and Your Pets - June 2nd

Thursday, June 2 at 11:00 AM (Central time) Northern Wisconsin is an epicenter for at least 6 tick-borne illnesses that can cause serious and sometimes long-lasting symptoms. Many of our friends and neighbors have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. Warmer and shorter winter conditions are affecting how and when infected ticks spread their bacteria. Pets also need to be protected from tick bites, as these Warmer conditions are now causing pet illnesses in every month of the year.

Join us for the second session of a three-part webinar series called “Living with Ticks” on Thursday, June 2 at 11 AM (Central time) called “Tick-Borne Diseases and Your Pets.”

The webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Use this link to register.  

Here’s more information and additional resources!

You can watch a recording of the program here.

You might also be interested in a UW program called Ticks Around You: Biology & Control

Ticks have become a major issue in Wisconsin in the last 30 years. New species are moving into the state, and it seems every year or two there is a new human disease that ticks are transmitting. Come learn about tick biology, disease cycles, personal protection, and things you can do to help reduce their populations. Presenter: Phillip J. Pellitteri, Distinguished Faculty Associate Emeritus UW-Madison Entomology

Tick-Borne Diseases: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Them - June 7th

Tuesday, June 7 at 9 AM (Central time) Northern Wisconsin is an epicenter for at least 6 tick-borne illnesses that can cause serious and sometimes long-lasting symptoms. Many of our friends and neighbors have gotten sick from Lyme, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and other diseases while working or recreating outside. Warmer and shorter winter conditions are affecting how and when infected ticks spread their bacteria. Join us for this second session of a three-part series called “Living with Ticks” on Tuesday, June 7 at 9 AM (Central time)

In this session called “Tick-Borne Diseases: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Them,” our guest speaker will talk about how to prevent, diagnose, and treat tick-borne diseases. This program is designed for natural resource professionals, local health care workers, gardeners and farmers, visitors, outdoor-oriented businesses, loggers, surveyors, and others who want to understand these diseases and reduce their risk of exposure. Programs will be recorded and posted after the event

The webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Use this link to register.

Here’s more information and additional resources!

You can watch a recording of the program here.