Everything You Need to Avoid Ticks This Summer
Every year, around 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but the agency estimates actual cases are closer to 300,000, making the illness one the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States. That doesn’t mean you should stay inside until winter though; armed with a little knowledge and the right gear, you can enjoy yourself in the woods this summer without fretting over ticks.
Full article by Jonathan Olivier on Gear Patrol's website.
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Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.