Prevent Tick Bites

The best way to prevent tick bites is to avoid exposure.

  • Treat clothes, shoes, and outdoor gear with permethrin: Use gloves and let dry before touching.
  • Wear light colored clothes, tuck pants into socks, treat skin & clothes with 20% DEET or essential oils.
  • Put clothes in dryer on high immediately after being outdoors or in tick habitat.
  • Prompt Tick Check – Perform tick checks within 2 hours of being outside. Check armpits, hair, & groin.
  • Avoid grassy and wooded areas as well as leaf litter
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Create tick tubes and put them around your home