Heading out to the enjoy the great outdoors and some crisp autumn weather? Ticks are commonly found in wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter, but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid all outdoor activities! Luckily, there are ways to prevent getting bitten by a tick, so be sure to follow these tips to ensure you and your family remain tick-free:

  • Walk in the center of trails.
  • Wear protective clothing such as a long pants and socks.
  • Pre-treat clothing with products that contain Permethrin.
  • Use repellent containing 20% or more DEET on exposed skin.
  • Bathe as soon as possible after being outdoors.
  • Conduct a full body tick check on all children and animals.

With these tips you and your family can make the most of fun outdoor activities this fall without bringing any creepy crawlies home!


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