Ticks

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

Today we welcome South Dakota's epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton. Influenza A may be behind us but there may be more on the horizon.

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In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 2

Tonight at 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV, it's On Call with the Prairie Doc. Bugs Around Us That Bug Us is the title of tonight's show. Dr. Richard Holm is the Prairie Doc and he talks ticks with SDPB's Chris Laughery.

Tick Season Underway

Jun 10, 2014
Amy Varland

Warm springtime temperatures means more South Dakotans are getting outside – enjoying the outdoors can also mean encountering ticks. Health officials say anyone that is outdoors in tall grass or in a wooded area should thoroughly check themselves, children, and pets for ticks.
 

Mike Birgenheir is a Physician’s Assistant at Regional Urgent Care in Rapid City. He says if a tick has attached itself, get it off immediately. But, he says, scrubbing it off with chemicals doesn’t work.