Check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks often while participating in outdoor activities and when you return to your vehicle or home. Also check your gear, clothes and naked 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-borne infection, but it is not always foolproof.
Remember. The sooner a tick is removed, the less chance they have of transmitting disease. Some disease causing pathogens are capable of being transmitted in just minutes…others hours or days.