How to Protect yourself and your family/pets from ticks

Protect yourself and your family/pets from ticks:

  • Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes when outdoors, especially in wooded areas or tall grasses. Choose light colored clothing that makes it easier to spot ticks and other insects.
  • Wear a bug spray containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin or IR3535 when outdoors, and reapply as directed on the label.
  • When hiking, stay in the center of trails, away from vegetation.
  • Keep grass cut low and remove weeds, woodpiles and debris, which can attract ticks and other pests.

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  • Be on the lookout for signs of tick bites, such as a telltale red bull’s eye rash around a bite.
  • Learn the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, and consult with your doctor immediately if you believe you have contracted it.
  • If you find a tick in your home or suspect you have ticks on your property, contact a licensed pest professional who can inspect and recommend a course of action to combat the pest.

 

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