Ticks are small bugs that bite and suck blood from people and animals. They are usually found in tall grass, wooded, or brush-filled areas from early spring to late fall.

Ticks may spread diseases like Lyme disease that can make you or your pet sick.


Get more information on ticks.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

You can order free materials about ticks.

The All About Ticks Workbook has information, crossword puzzles, and writing exercises for children.

The New York City Tick ID and Removal Wallet Card has pictures to help identify ticks and information on how to prevent bites and remove ticks.

Both are available in multiple languages.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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