8 Best Ways to Avoid Tick Bites
Many people shrug off Lyme disease thinking it’s a threat they don’t need to worry about. Yet your risk is higher than you think. Ticks are everywhere and can be a serious threat to your health - even if you take antibiotics.
While Lyme is the predominant tick-borne illness in the U.S., with 300,000 new cases a year, it isn’t the only one. In addition to Lyme disease, ticks are responsible for Rocky Mountain spotted fever, southern tick-associated rash illness, and a number of other serious diseases.
A bite from an infected tick can leave you with a mix of symptoms that range from fatigue and flu-like aches and pains to serious and long-term complications that affect the joints, nerves, brain, heart, muscles. The best way to avoid getting sick is not to get bitten in the first place. Here are eight ways to stay tick safe.