How to Avoid Tick Bites

Hikers hiking in grass

Spending time outdoors is a great way to stay healthy and make memories. The last thing you want to do after a fun day is see that a tick has bitten you. Ticks are a natural part of the outdoors, and while there are some misconceptions, you should still be careful!

Know Where To Expect Them

This may seem self-explanatory, but it is important! Ticks tend to live in bushy, wooded, or tall grass areas. If you’re out and must travel through a place that looks like the perfect home to ticks, make sure to give a thorough check after. Ticks also love short grass, yards, and leaf piles- so a good rule of thumb is if you’re in nature, check for ticks after!

Wear Proper Clothing

It’s easier to wear full-coverage clothing in the colder months, but the last thing you want to do is bundle up in pants and sweaters for a summer hike. However, wearing longer layers has been shown to help prevent tick bites- so it’s important to dress properly if you know the area you are going has ticks.

Rest assured, you don’t need to wear thick turtlenecks and long johns! A light long sleeve shirt and long pants are perfect.

Stick To The Route

Sticking to the path is a good rule for safety in general, especially regarding ticks. Paths tend to be cleared out, meaning there’s less chance for ticks.

Even with proper precautions, ticks can latch on in hidden areas leading to bites. If this happens, it’s important to ensure you take proper care to completely remove the tick!

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