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State Urges: Summer is Time for Ticks; Check Self and Pets Often

 


The Pa. Department of Health has reminded Pennsylvanians that tick-borne diseases are present across the state, encouraged residents to seek treatment if they have been bitten by a tick and provided tips to prevent tick bites from occurring.

There are simple ways to reduce their chances of being bitten by ticks:

• Cover exposed skin with lightweight and light-colored clothing

• Avoid tick-infested habitats such as areas dense with shrubbery or tall grass

• Use an EPA-approved insect repellent

• Once returning home, immediately check yourself, children, and pets for ticks

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