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Home > Health & Wellness > Health Education > 10 Tips for Keeping Ticks Away
Ticks have become quite the hot topic as the weather warms up. Federal experts say the number of Americans infected with diseases transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas has more than tripled in recent years.
Ticks are tiny and live in dark, damp environments, especially near wooded areas. As you spend more time outdoors this summer, it’s important to keep an eye out for these pests. Despite their small size, ticks can pass along Lyme disease and other big concerns.
Preventing and avoiding tick bites does not have to ruin your fun. Adding these simple steps or changing a few old habits can make a big difference in avoiding ticks!
If you have questions about outdoor safety or insect repellent, contact your MercyCare primary care provider. If you do not have one, fill out the form on this page and we can help!