Information about Ticks and Lyme Disease

If you have questions or concerns about ticks or Lyme disease, please refer to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. They can answer your questions, and have information to help you identify a tick that you may have encountered. The southern part of Wellington County (Puslinch) has been identified by active surveillance as a high risk area.

Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by bacteria that are spread through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick (also known as a deer tick). Ticks usually wait on low-growing vegetation and easily latch onto people and pets that brush against them. If you think you have been bitten, keep the tick and take a photo. Public health can help to identify the type of tick it is.

Additional information is available at the health unit website at or by contacting public health at or by calling 519-822-2715 ext. 4753.


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