Q106.5 cites UMaine Extension services, Dill in report on ticks

Bangor radio station Q106.5 mentioned services offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a report about protection against ticks. UMaine Extension offers free tick identification and can store ticks for up to a year. Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with UMaine Extension, advises never pulling or twisting a tick. Instead, he says to grasp it firmly, as close to your skin as possible, and pull with even pressure. Yanking or twisting could result in the head being left behind, the report states. For more information about how to prevent tick bites, the report linked to the UMaine Extension’s Tick Identification Lab website.