Ticks | Tickborne Disease
Note: Tick removal in school requires a protocol by the Medical Director for the school nurse to remove the tick, as well as parent/guardian consent, notification, and recommendation for follow-up care. These resources are located on the Medical Director page. We encourage school nurses to inform their Medical Directors of these important resources.
Tick and Tickborne Disease: Education in Schools
Schools are encouraged to consider the inclusion of tick and tickborne disease education within a sequential and comprehensive Pre-K through 12 health education program.
Sample Tick and Tickborne Disease Resource Toolkit (NYSCSH 5/2018)
Sample Education Strategies for Prevention Education on Ticks and Tickborne Diseases Provides an overview of ticks and tickborne diseases, sample lesson plans, and resources linked to the NYS Education standards.
Sample Health Educators Lyme Disease and Ticks Webinar (NYSCSH 5/2018)
Provides a customizable 10-slide PPT for educating students.
Tick and Insect Repellents: Deciding On Their Use
Fact sheet available in English and Spanish
Lyme Disease and Other Diseases Carried by Ticks
Contains video and steps for tick removal, posters, and fact sheets on tickborne diseases
NYS Integrated Pest Management- Cornell University
Don't Get Ticked NY
Offers over 35 resources and a school-specific link related to ticks and tickborne diseases, including FAQs, Fact Sheets, Videos, Infographics, and a school IPM blog.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Pesticide Management for Schools, Day Care Centers, and Parents
Be Tick Free Public Safety Web page
Provides methods to reduce exposure to ticks and offers information on personal protection using pesticides with a link to the NYS Pesticide Administration Database (NYSPAD) to search for personal insect repellents that are currently registered in NYS.
Pesticide Prohibition on Grounds at Schools and Day Care Centers
Under amendments to the State Education Law (Section 409-k) and Social Services Law (Section 390-g), no school or daycare center can apply pesticides to any playgrounds, turf, athletics, or playing fields. The requirements are administered by the State Education Department for schools and by the Office of Children and Family Services for daycare centers. Contact those agencies for information and answers to questions about the prohibition.
Tickborne Diseases of the United States
A CDC reference manual for healthcare providers
Ticks | CDC
Provides information and resources for prevention, removal, symptom-checking, where ticks live and surveillance, videos, and info for clinical providers.
Educational Materials-Lyme Disease Toolkit
Communications tool kit to help state and local health departments prevent Lyme disease. Sign up to receive automated notices when new items become available. a communication toolkit with information on prevention, transmission, tic removal, signs and symptoms, treatment, and FAQs.
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Ticks and Schools
Provides basic information about ticks, management checklists, fact sheets, and other resources on ticks, including Tick Safety in Schools
- Guidelines & Memos - Ticks and Tickborne Diseases
- Laws & Commissioner's Regulations - Ticks and Tickborne Diseases
- NYSCSH e-Learning & Learning Management System (LMS) - Tick and Tickborne Disease located under Website Courses
- Insect Repellent Resource Page
Page Updated 6/21/23