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​Ticks vs. Cold

11th Oct 2021

The cooler weather is quickly approaching. People are looking forward to fall decorating and numerous fall festivities. We no longer have to deal with pesky flies getting into our house or mosquitoes biting us. What a relief!

Or not….

What about ticks? It is commonly assumed that ticks are less active in the cold.

However, this is completely false. In fact, October is the peak season for adult deer ticks.

Protecting yourself against ticks will follow through even during the cooler seasons.

To prevent a tick bite, you should…

1. Wear long pants and long sleeves. Wear light colors to spot a tick that might find its way onto your clothing.

3. Consider repellent- treated clothing.2. Use insect repellent. Be sure to use a repellent with at least 20% of the deet ingredient.

4. Treat your pets for ticks and fleas all year round.

5. Always check for ticks after you have been outside!

If you or someone you know gets bitten by a tick, call your doctor. Always write down the day you were bitten by the tick.

https://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellent/when-does-tick-season-start-a6371167609/

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