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how to prevent tick bites happening?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Stay indoors :): Seriously, the best way is to not go where ticks live. The next best strategies are to wear appropriate clothing...Long pants, long sleeves, hat, and stay on the trails instead of blazing through the brush. You might also consider treating your clothing with a repellent prior to hiking. When you return, immediately launder your clothes, do a visual inspection, and check the dog too.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Insect repellent : When out in "tick" country, use insect repellent. Most have deet which is a very effective repellent.

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