Preventing Lyme Disease
More information about ticks, tick removal and risks

High Risk

Please enjoy the outdoors and practice prevention from tick-borne disease by using insect repellent and doing regular tick checks

Higher Risk Professions

This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • Farmers
  • Livestock Workers
  • Parks and Wildlife Officials (These include city, provincial, and national parks.)
  • Animal Owners/Breeders/Handlers (These include at public zoos and petting zoos, as well as those working with livestock at agricultural auctions and exhibitions. Also includes animal breeders, animal shelter personnel, and pet store workers.)
  • Berry Farms (These include the workers and, if a U-pick farm, the customers.)
  • Pest Control
  • Police/Animal Control
  • Loggers
  • Tree Planters
  • Surveyors
  • Geologists and Technicians
  • Inspectors (including those inspecting industrial pipelines, government services (e.g. ditches and drain-ways), agriculture
  • Gas & Oil Field Workers
  • Landscapers
  • Gardeners
  • Equestrian (Those caring for horses while working at showjumping, or fairs, or Calgary Stampede, etc. This can also include horse carriage services for tourists, and back country horse riding excursions.)
  • Civic Workers (Those working for various levels of government in tending to public areas, such as mowing grass, trimming bushes, cleaning culverts, etc.)
  • Travel/Hiking Guides
  • Field workers This includes research students who are recruited to work outdoors, often in natural environments
  • Outdoor program guides

Higher Risk Recreational Activities

This group refers people whose activities put them at high risk of exposure to tick-borne disease. Generally, it includes all outdoor sports and activities. The following are some specific examples of recreations. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Municipal Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Walking/Jogging/Biking Paths
  • Mountaineering/Climbing
  • Gardening



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