Although your risk of contracting a disease or infection from a tick is relatively low in most cases, there’s no sense in taking unnecessary chances. It’s important to know how to repel or avoid ticks if possible, as well as how to remove a tick. These strategies are particularly important in areas where Lyme disease is common. You should always check for ticks as soon as you come inside. Checking your clothes and body reduces the risk of being bitten and having to remove the tick.
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