Tick and Mosquito Information


Ticks are found all around New England, especially in wooded areas like Wayland. While many people may find a tick on themselves, only a small proportion of those people will develop a tick-borne illness like Lyme Disease. The tick page linked below explains the facts about how to avoid ticks, what to do if you find one on you, what symptoms may indicate that you have an illness related to a tick bite and how to maintain your property to reduce tick habitats.

There are multiple tick species and tick-borne illnesses transmitted in this area.  In addition to Lyme, there is Anaplasmosis, Ehlrichiosis, and Babesiosis and an emerging disease, Powassan virus. Since Lyme Disease is by far the most common, and can be the most subtle, the page linked below will concentrate on Lyme but the information applies to preventing and treating all tick-borne diseases.

Keep Yourself Safe from Ticks and Tick-Borne Illnesses


We should be prepared to protect ourselves from mosquitoes and follow news alerts regarding mosquito-borne illness. The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation in Wayland and any new data we receive from MDPH. Please check your yard for items that can collect water and harbor mosquito breeding. As outlined in the mosquito page linked below we have provided recommendations for avoiding mosquito bites (which can lead to mosquito-borne illness) and how to prevent your yard from becoming a mosquito breeding area.

Important Information from the Health Department about Mosquitoes