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The Best Tick-Repellent Clothing to Ward Off Big, Bad Bugs

Keep the bugs off as you camp, hunt, or hike on.

If you’re gearing up to go hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, or otherwise enjoy the great outdoors, you should get ready to deal with the nuisance and perils of ticks. Along with biting insects like chiggers, black flies, sand fleas, gnats, midges, and mosquitoes, ticks can latch onto an unsuspecting hiker and infect them with an array of lethal diseases, such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded more than 50,000 reported cases of tickborne diseases in 2019.

If you’re going to spend the day in the woods, you should take steps to protect yourself. In addition to conventional defenses like insect repellents, you can buy clothing designed and chemically treated to minimize your risk of getting targeted by ticks. We’ve put together a primer with a long list of the best tick-repellent clothing and accessories that we’ve tried and recommend, so you can walk the woods with confidence.

If you are interested in learning more, find the full article written by Nancy Jo Adams here.

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October 22, 2023

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Nancy Jo Adams

Nancy Jo Adams, owner of Life in Camo Media, LLC (lifeincamo.com), a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), and an avid hunter who puts gear to the test year-round on numerous hunts across the US and South Africa as well as assists new entrepreneurs and brands with prototype product testing, has contributed hunting content to various print and digital media outlets such as Woman Hunter Magazine, Hunting Life Magazine, Hawke Life, Stone Road Media, and Velocity Outdoor, to name a few. When she is not at her full-time job at an engineering firm, Nancy Jo can be found on a hunt, scouting for an upcoming hunt, assisting in land management, writing remotely, or in the field working on product photos.

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