The Town of Acton has joined forces with surrounding towns to address tick-borne disease prevention and education. The collective entity is the Middlesex Tick Task Force. The Middlesex Tick Force has partnered with the University of Rhode Island’s TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) as a Tick Smart Partner.
Preventative measures should be observed year round to prevent being bit by ticks. One of the most important measures is conducting a tick check on yourself once a day after coming indoors. Additionally, there is information regarding prevention and control, educational materials, as well as general information on the recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on their webpage.