Extension has tick publication available
Ticks are active now and it is important to take precautions to prevent ticks on people and pets.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a publication, “Tick and Tick-borne Diseases in Iowa.” This publication focuses on the three main species of ticks: black legged (deer) ticks, lone star ticks, and American dog ticks. It discusses biology, habitat, detection, prevention, and risks of all three species.
The publication is free for download from the ISU Extension Online Store at <http://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/pm2036.pdf> or contact Washington County Extension at 319-653-4811.