Wear repellent. Use a repellent with 20% DEET. Also, clothing treated with Permethrin kills ticks.
Check for ticks daily. Check for ticks on you and your children. Ticks like to hide in folds of skin and in the hair. Check your pets too!
Shower soon after being outdoors. Shower after being outdoors to remove ticks. Tumble clothes in a hot dryer to kill hidden ticks.
Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash. A Lyme disease rash may appear within 3 – 30 days, followed by fever, muscle and joint pain, or fatigue.
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