Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

What you need to know about ticks

Whether inside or out, at home or at play, living in Oklahoma often means dealing with pests. This page compiles resources from Oklahoma State University experts about keeping your family safe and prepared.


When ticks bite

Ticks are expected to be troublesome this summer and that means it is important to be familiar with preventative measures and what to do if someone is bitten.

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Protecting the family against ticks

With spring in full bloom and summer well on the way, Oklahoma families heading outdoors to enjoy the warmer temperatures should take extra care to protect themselves against ticks.

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Another s-tick-y situation summer ahead for Oklahoma

Ticks are small, but after recent mild winters, they could cause big problems for Oklahomans this summer.

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Ticks are on the Move

Learn about ticks and what to do when they get on livestock and humans. (May 7, 2016)

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Horse & Ticks

Justin Talley shows us how to identify and treat the ticks appearing this season on horses and cattle. (April 18, 2015)

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Prescribed Fire and Ticks

In this SUNUP segment, Terry Bidwell explains how to use prescribed fire to control ticks and other insects. (June 9, 2012)

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Tick, Tick, Tick

In this SUNUP segment, Susan Little, DVM, talks about the prevalence of ticks in Oklahoma. Dr. Little explains why we're seeing more ticks than normal, the types of ticks to look for, and how to protect yourself and your animals. (May 19, 2012)

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