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Protection against ticks

Ticks are widespread and can transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease. They live in grassy and brushy areas and are most active during wet and warm seasons. A common hiding place is in wet leaves. If you plan to spend time in an area where ticks are common (even your backyard), wear light-colored clothing so ticks can be spotted and removed before they attach, and use insect repellent that contains DEET. …

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