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By Debi Budnick
Klickitat County Public Health Educator 

Tracking disease among mosquitos, ticks, and dead birds

For you health


Telltale sign that summer is in full swing? Pesky mosquitoes and ticks are out and biting! While most of us want to avoid them, Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) is interested to know what species of mosquitos and ticks are in our County and what potential diseases they may carry. KCHD is currently collecting dead birds, mosquitoes and ticks!

Found a tick on you or on your pet?  Bring it into KCHD.  We’ll bag, tag, and identify your tick to determine if it’s a disease carrying species. We offer this free service because it is important to track diseases that can be spread by ticks, mosquitoes and birds in Klickitat County. Last year, we sent in over a hundred ticks collecte...

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