Tick Talk Health Education for Schools
Children are at the greatest risk for Lyme disease & other tick-borne diseases (with age group 5-9 years old having the highest incidence). LymeTV has developed educational materials to teach kids how to prevent a tick bite.
LymeTV's age-appropriate workbooks & prevention posters engage kids with fun activities that also teach them about tick protection. It’s a great resource for schools & other organizations to educate & remind kids & staff how to protect themselves from a tick bite. Read our Program Overview here.
The Be Tick AWARE acronym teaches kids how to avoid ticks, check for ticks, & the basics of Lyme disease. Prevention is key!
AVOID tick habitats. Ticks thrive in wood piles, long grass, leaf piles, & beach grass.
WEAR protective clothing: light colors for easily spotting ticks, & long pants, sleeves, socks, & closed-toe shoes to reduce areas of exposed skin.
APPLY EPA - approved tick repellent (such as DEET or picaridin with at least 20% concentration) & insecticide (such as permethrin) to skin, clothing, & shoes as directed.
REMOVE clothing upon entering the home; toss into dryer at high temperature for 20-30 minutes.
EXAMINE yourself & your pets for ticks daily. Check everywhere — ticks are small & love to hide!
Lectures for Colleges & Businesses
The most proactive way to reduce the prevalence of tick-borne diseases is through awareness & prevention. LymeTV provides free lectures to universities & businesses wanting to educate their students or employees about the dangers of ticks & the diseases they can transmit. For now, our in-person lectures are available only in the State of Maine & the surrounding New England region. We are available to conduct remote, electronic Tick Talks to large schools & organizations.
Information Disseminated to Doctors
The most successful way to reduce tick-borne diseases from doing maximum damage to the host body is to diagnose early & to treat properly. LymeTV connects doctor offices with research & educational material, globally, to help keep the staff abreast of early diagnosis criteria & much overlooked co-infection information. Together, we can help prevent multitudes of patients from being underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, which may lead to patient deterioration if all agents are not identified &/or not treated early or successfully.