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6 Tips to Avoid Ticks

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Pre-Treat Clothing and Shoes


Use products that contain permethrin on clothing, boots, and gear. Clothes will stay protected through several washings.

Clothing that has already been pre-treated is also available in many sporting goods stores, and can stay protected for up to 70 washings.

Wear long pants and socks with either sneakers or hiking boots, with your pants tucked into your socks, and a long-sleeved shirt tucked into your pants.

Wearing light-colored clothing also makes it easier to spot a tick crawling on you.

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