It's important to know what ticks could be in your geographic area in the event you get bit

The problem with ticks and other parasitic insects is they run the full gamut from itchy annoyance to legitimate threat

Ticks are notorious for clinging onto your clothes, backpacks, your body, or your pets and making their way into the home

You should always try to be prepared when spending longer times outdoors, like when camping or hunting

It’s key to use your repellent correctly—just as you would with sunscreen—to make sure it’s getting the job done

You should also treat your clothes, boots, and camping gear in advance of using them with products containing 0.5% permethrin

The shower is also a good place to double-check for ticks and get rid of any before they latch onto your skin

Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases, so it’s important to take the right precautions for our furry little friends