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DEET’s benefits are significant because mosquitos and ticks are more than annoyances. They carry a variety of diseases, which can be particularly troublesome for pregnant women.
When heading outdoors to be at one with nature this summer, keep in mind you’re likely to be in the company of ticks. The tick population is growing and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Ohio and elsewhere.
Ticks carry germs that can cause a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. If you spend time outdoors, be wary of ticks, whether you’re hiking in a forest or simply relaxing on your lawn.
Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through infected ticks, but the insects are tiny and you might not feel their bite. How to protect yourself against ticks and the diseases they carry.
Summer holds the promise of fun activities – gardening, camping, hiking and relaxing in the great outdoors – but warmer temperatures also heighten the risk of tick bites and Lyme disease. Here are a few simple tips to help you enjoy summer tick-free!