‘Tis the season … for ticks that is!
Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and may go unnoticed while feeding on their host.
Avoidance is the obvious best protection. Areas to avoid are those that are heavily wooded or have tall grasses or weeds. But if you will be in an area known to have ticks, wear long sleeve shirts and long sleeve pants. Using tick repellent sprays are also helpful. Always be sure to do a full body check when returning indoors.
Ticks should be removed using the proper procedure as soon as noticed. Consult your physician if a bull’s eye rash or generalized rash or fever develops.
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