Quick Tick Prevention Tips

When Outdoors – How can I avoid getting a tick bite?

  • Stay in the middle of the trail
  • Use insect repellent on uncovered skin and over clothes
  • Wear light colored clothes to spot ticks more easily

After coming inside – Act fast to tackle ticks

  • Do a full body check after coming indoors
  • Use tweezers to remove any ticks
  • Take a shower
  • Put your clothes in the dryer for 10 minutes on high heat to kill any ticks that may be attached

More Prevention Tips

  • Avoid tick-heavy areas such as tall bushes, vegetation, high grass and leaf litter.
  • Perform daily tick checks, even if you were only in your yard.
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants, with pant cuffs tucked into high socks, to further protect against tick bites.
  • Try to prevent ticks on animals by not allowing them in tick-infested areas and using appropriate tick prevention treatments prescribed by a veterinarian.