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Protecting You and Your Pets From Ticks

May 9, 2008

Whether you are hiking up Mount Rainier or camping in the woods this season, it is important to protect yourself from ticks.

One thing you can do is use tick repellent that contains DEET. For your pets, there are commercially available products that are safe to use.

If you are going into heavily wooded areas, wear long sleeves and pants even if it’s hot. As you leave the woods, use the buddy system to check your friends for ticks. The key areas to check are: in hair, around the ears, under the arm, and behind the knee.

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