Spring Tips

Tick Safety

Tick… tick… tick… 


 There may still be snow on the ground, but daytime temperatures are warming and it’s time to start doing those tick checks every time you come in from the trail. Here are a few tips:

🥾 Wear light-colored clothing so the little buggers are more visible.
🥾 Tuck your pants into your socks or boots, and tuck your shirt into your pants.
🥾Use a repellent containing DEET or permethrin, and carefully follow the directions on the container.
🥾After exploring in tick habitat, get out of your clothes as soon as you get home, do a complete body check, and shower. Wash your clothes immediately so you don’t spread any ticks around your home.

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