PREVENTION

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants tucked into socks when going into wooded or grassy areas.
  • Use insecticide containing DEET.
  • Caution: Do not spray directly on young childrens skin. Spray on clothing
  • Bathe or shower when you return home.
  • Check youself and your children carefully every night.
  • Put clothing including jackets and coats in clothes dryer for thirty minutes to kill ticks.
  • Use sprays and dips containing permethrins and pyrethrins on dogs, cats and horses to kill deer ticks.
  • Use prescription strength tick collars obtained from a veterinarian on your pet
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