With warmer weather on the way, ticks are starting to come out again. Take a look at these useful tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect yourself and your pets from tick bites:
- Avoid areas that may have a high level of ticks such as brushy areas or areas with long grass
- Use a repellent with DEET or Permethrin
- Make sure to check yourself, pets and small children after spending time outdoors
If you do find a tick on you remove it right away. For information on how to properly remove a tick click HERE.
To get more information on ticks in general, and tickborne illnesses visit the CDC’s Ticks page.