Daily Tick Checks!
Check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks often while participating in outdoor activities and when you return home. Also check your gear, clothes and your body. Ticks often seek warm, moist areas of the body where skin is thin. Preventing a tick bite is your best defense against acquiring a tick tick-borne infection, but it is not always foolproof. Remember…the sooner a tick is removed, the less chance they have of transmitting disease. Some diseases are capable of being transmitted in just minutes…others hours or days.
The longer a tick is attached the greater your risk of acquiring infection!