Tick Bite Prevention

If you spends  time in nature there are measures to prevent tick bites.
Those measures include spraying oneís clothes and exposed skin with DEET before going into areas where ticks are located.
Use insect repellents according to the directions on the label !

One also should wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. It can also help to tuck pant legs into socks.

Light-colored clothes make it easier to spot ticks if they get on a person.

In areas where there are trails, he recommends staying on the trails.

Itís very important to check oneself for ticks from head to toe after having been in brushy areas or after a hike.

If a tick has attached to the skin, remove it with tweezers, plucking it from as close to the skin as possible. Clean the area around the bite with rubbing alcohol or soap and water. He said itís also good to wash oneís hands afterward.

It takes about 24 hours for a tick-borne illness to take hold and you will start to feel ill
Look for headache, fever, feeling awful and flu like symptoms.

If a person finds the tick quickly, there shouldn't be problems with tick-borne illnesses.

People also should check pets for ticks if they have been in the wild.

Just a few precautions can allow you to continue to enjoy nature without fear.
It shouldn't keep you from enjoying the outdoors.

Ticks from the CDC

Oregon State University