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Ticks and Lyme Disease

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Tick and Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme Disease is caused by Deer Tick bites, most commonly located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, or Upper Mid-West states. Ticks are active year-round but often increase activity in Spring and Summer.

  • Deer Ticks are small (the size of a poppy seed).
  • If you live in a high Lyme or Deer Tick state, check yourself and your children for ticks when coming inside.
  • If you see an embedded tick, remove it with tweezers.
  • Wear long pants when hiking in high-tick areas such as wooded or brushy areas.
  • Use bug repellent on shoes, socks, and exposed skin in high-risk areas or activities.
  • DEET-containing repellants are recommended as effective repellents for use on the skin.
  • Use 10% DEET for children 2 months to 2 years old and 30% DEET for children 2 years and above.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend the use of DEET on children under 2 months of age. | (855) 576-8745

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