That's a really great article which every land surveyor should be aware. Being on the field surveying could expose a surveyor to many hazards, and one of this is babesiosis.
As a nurse, here are some useful tips which surveyors should take note while they are out in the field.
1. Stay away from areas where ticks are common, especially furing the months of May through September
2. If you have immunity organs (like thyroid gland, tonsils, spleen, etc.) already removed or you are currently infected with a disease where your immunity goes down like AIDS or other HIV infections, it is best to stay away from the field. If this is inevitable, try using one of those high tech robotic total stations
where it allows you to spend less time on the field.
3. Use insect repellants, specifically tick repellants when you are out on the field surveying. Use a product that says 20% to 30% DEET (dimethyltoluamide).
4. As much as possible, use clothes that covers a large percentage of your body especially the leg area because this is the most accessible area for the ticks.
5. Check your clothes and equipment for any ticks that you might have carried from the field. Save them so you can show it to a doctor in case symptoms started to appear.
6. If you find a tick, use fine tweezers and pull the tick away by grabbing it from its head.
7. If symptoms start to appear, contact your doctor immediately since babesiosis can be really fatal.