Managing Tick-related Risks in Outdoor Environments

2023 – National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.

It is well established that the range of tick populations is expanding due to global warming, changing animal migration patterns, and land fragmentation. As the range of tick vectors increases across Canada so does the potential for exposure to emerging tick-borne pathogens. This project aims to gather and synthesize information on the increasing public health risks associated with ticks as a result of climate and land-use changes, and to review environmental design and management strategies that can be implemented to reduce these risks.

Ticks in a changing environment – This easy-to-reference resource summarizes how best to design and manage outdoor environments to reduce tick habitat, and outlines steps one should take to reduce the risk of getting bitten by a tick when recreating or working outdoors. It is intended for parks professionals and users, landscape designers, and residential property owners.

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