Lyme Prevention

 In Disease Prevention, Educational, Lyme

10 easy ways to protect yourself against lyme disease!

  1. Walk in the middle of trails; avoid sitting on logs and leaning on trees.
  2. Wear a hat, tuck in hair, if possible.
  3. Wear long-sleeved shirt fitted at the wrist.
  4. Wear shoes, no bare feet or sandals.
  5. Wear long pants tucked into high socks or duct tape around pants.
  6. Consider Deet for skin and permethrin for clothes.
  7. Wear white or light-colored clothing to make it easier to see ticks.
  8. Do tick checks immediately and 3 days after outdoor activity.
  9. If you find a tick, remove it carefully and save it.
  10. Ask your veterinarian about protection for your pets.

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