HOW TO AVOID TICKS AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING THE THREAT OF THESE DISEASE-CARRYING PARASITES
Hikers, campers, anglers, farmers and pretty much anyone else who routinely spends time outdoors during the summer months will eventually encounter ticks. These blood-feeding parasites can be active year-round, but it’s during the warmer months that we humans are most likely to stumble through their habitats and thereby present ourselves as their next meal.
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