Tips on Checking for Ticks

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Here are some tips on how you can be checking for ticks.

• Check yourself and your family for ticks after being outside

• Having a bath or shower within two hours of coming inside makes it easier to spot ticks and wash off unattached ticks

• Ticks like warm places on the body. Remember to check:

• around ears

• behind knees

• in the hair

• between the legs/groin area

• around the waist

In photo - Left to right: Female black legged tick, groundhog tick, dog tick.

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