Ticks that carry Lyme disease can be found in any part of our state, whether rural, suburban or urban areas.
It's important to protect yourself and your family from tick bites every time that you go outdoors. Follow these tips to avoid tick bites:
• use repellent with DEET
• wear long sleeves and pants
• check yourself for ticks
• shower after coming indoors
• place worn clothes in dryer on high temperature
• check pets and gear