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Prevent Bed Bugs: Quick Tips

Follow these simple steps to prevent bed bugs from getting into your home.

Review Date: April 03, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

Don’t let bug bites ruin your family's outdoor fun.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

Learn what bed bugs are and how to locate, prevent, and deal with bed bugs, especially when traveling.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

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Anaplasmosis

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne disease transmitted by the deer tick and western black-legged tick. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a tick-borne illness primarily transmitted by the deer tick. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Bed Bug Information

This article describes how to identify and treat bed bug infestations. Information on hiring pest management professionals is included as well.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Bug Bites and Stings

This article describes how to prevent and treat bee and wasp stings, as well as mosquito, tick, flea and spider bites. Find out when it is important to seek medical help, especially in the event of allergic reactions to bug bites and stings.

Review Date: September 13, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Colorado Tick Fever

Colorado tick fever (CTF), also known as Mountain tick fever or American mountain fever, is a viral tick-borne disease transmitted by the Rocky Mountain wood tick Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

Fight The Bite! Avoid Mosquito Bites to Avoid Infection

When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting mosquito-borne diseases.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hey! A Bed Bug Bit Me!

Learn what a bed bug is, looks and feels like, and what you can do to avoid being bitten.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Insect Repellent Use and Safety

Read these general guidelines before using insect repellant on children, and learn about other ways to prevent children from mosquito bites.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Is There a Tick on You?- (PDF)

Ticks are tiny insects and are not always easy to detect on the human body. Here are some tips on where to check for ticks, such as inside and behind the ears, between the toes, along the hairline, and more.

Review Date: February 28, 2012

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

Lyme Disease: Fact or Fiction?

Test your knowledge of Lyme Disease by answering these five questions.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Methods of Mosquito Control

Controlling mosquitoes, and exposure to diseases they may carry, can be done by chemical and non-chemical methods. Your first line of defense begins at home.

Review Date: January 14, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Pest Control Information

Pests are unwanted plants, animals, insects, germs or other organisms that interfere with human activity. Learn how identify, understand, and control pests.

Review Date: January 20, 2012

National Pesticide Information Center, Oregon State University

Preventing Ticks on Your Pets

Dogs are very susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases. Learn why it is important to use a tick preventive product on your dog.

Review Date: June 13, 2011

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most serious tick-borne disease in the United States transmitted by the Rocky mountain wood tick, American dog tick, and Brown dog tick. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Stop Ticks

Spring is a time when many people spend more time outdoors, so it's important to remember how to prevent tick bites. Find simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases/CDC

Tick Removal

If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. Use these simple instructions to safely remove a tick.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Tularemia

Tularemia (also known as rabbit fever) is a tick-borne disease transmitted by the Lone star tick, Rocky mountain wood tick, and American dog tick. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent tick bites.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.