Remember To Cover Up for Ticks

Fall is the time for raking leaves or storing materials beside the shed or under decks, and there is always the chance of encountering a tick.

Below are a few tips on helping to prevent tick bites:

  • Use insect repellent containing DEET.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved clothing when doing yard work.
  • Tuck your pants into your socks when working outdoors.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to help you spot potential ticks easier.
  • Wash yourself as soon as you get home to get rid of any loose ticks.
  • Do a full body check on yourself, your kids, or your pets if you’ve come back from a tick-prone area.
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