Avoid Tick Troubles

Avoid Tick Troubles

Yippee, the weather is nice outside! Yikes, we need to think about ticks!

•    Wear light-colored clothing covering exposed areas.

•    Tuck pants into socks or boots and be sure wrist cuffs are snug.

•    Put clothes in the dryer for one hour on high after being out in the woods.

•    Shower after coming inside and check under arms, in and around ears, inside the belly button, the back of knees, and around the waist and hairline.

•    For kids, use repellents with 10-14 percent DEET. Apply to clothing not skin.

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