Mowing grass frequently, trimming trees and using insecticide where appropriate can help protect people from ticks. Dressing appropriately can also reduce the likelihood of a tick attack, according to a West Virginia University Extension Service expert.
“The most important and effective method for protecting yourself from tick-borne diseases is simply checking your body regularly for ticks. If you notice a tick, don’t be alarmed. Simply remove and kill it. The probability of a tick transmitting a disease-causing pathogen increases the longer an infected tick is attached — for instance in the case of Lyme disease, ticks must be attached for at least 36 to 48 hours.”
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