Tickborne Disease – Prevention – Safety

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 Tickborne Disease (TBD)

Fact Sheet Tickborne Disease (TBD)

Prevention of Tickborne Disease

Ticks do not jump, fly or fall out of trees. They wait on low growing plants for a host (person or animal) to pass by. When a host brushes against the plant, the tick will cling to fur or clothing. Once on the host, the tick will crawl upward, looking for a place to attach and begin feeding. In Arkansas, ticks can be active year around. Reduce the risk of getting disease from ticks by following these steps:

Humans

  • Avoid tick-infested areas such as tall grass and dense vegetation.
  • Tuck your pants into sock tops or boots.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to find crawling ticks.
  • Use repellents and follow label instructions carefully.
  • Check yourself, your children and pets often for ticks.
  • Bathe or shower within two hours after being where ticks live to find and…

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