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The Best Tick Repellents to Keep You Safe From Bites All Summer Long

Follow these precautions to steer clear of disease-causing tick bites this season.

Summer is the best time of year to go hiking, have a cook-out in the park, and hit the trails for your run. But while soaking up the great outdoors will get you moving and boost your mood, it still comes with its fair share of risks—like sunburns, heat stroke, and too many bugs to count.

These bugs include ticks, which have been spiking in numbers across the United States—and they’re carrying diseases with them, according to a 2018 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read the full article by Alisa Hrustic on prevention.com's website here.

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