Ticks carrying diseases continue to be active throughout Butte County

March 18, 2019

According to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District, ticks of medical concern continue to be active throughout Butte County.

Officials say residents need to be alert for ticks that may be carrying Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. The District’s recent surveillance activities on Chico’s Bidwell Park trails and the Lake Oroville Recreation Areas trails have identified increased populations of the western black-legged tick, sometimes referred to as the deer tick.

The District would like to remind residents to take precautions while hiking, camping, biking, and enjoying other outdoor activities. By taking measures to reduce exposure to ticks, residents can help protect themselves from tick-borne diseases.

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