4 Steps in the Fight Against Ticks
Dress Appropriately. Wear light-colored clothing, long sleeve shirt and pants. Tuck shirt into pants, pant legs into socks or wear tall boots with pants tucked in.
Spray it. Spray DEET (at least 20% DEET) repellent on skin; Spray permethrin on clothing.
Watch it. Know your surroundings. Avoid tall grasses and humid, wooded, leaf-littered areas. Stay on trails. Do not sit on logs. Ticks are not only in the woods they are in your backyard and in parks.
Tick check it. Check for ticks after being outdoors., preferably in the shower. Check side of body, groin area, around headband, back of neck, tight places (like belt area, watch strap, underneath hairline).