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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 […]

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