5 TIPS for HIKING with TICKS // 5 preventative measures to take before a hike & 5 things to do after
Preventing ticks when hiking is key to avoiding contracting Lyme disease. We need to learn to hike with ticks in a safe manner. Ticks are nasty insects that carry many diseases, in the northeast the biggest worry is Lyme disease carried by the blacklegged tick. There are several preventative measures you can take to limit your exposure prior to hiking, such as using permethrin, deet, and picaridin. There are also steps that you can take after hiking to detect and remove ticks as quick as possible.
All of the information in this video was taken from the CDC Tick website:
Cheap Way to keep TICKS OFF!!! (CRAZY Experiment):
Deep Woods Off (25% Deet):