Did you know it is Lyme Disease Awareness Month?
- Walk in the center of trails during your hikes. Try to avoid tall grass and brushy areas. Ticks love hanging out in those spots most.
- Repel ticks with DEET or permethrin. If you plan on camping, use products that contain permethrin on your clothes and camping gear. Additionally, use products with 20-30% DEET on exposed clothes and skin when outside.
- Check yourself. Be sure to check your body and clothes upon coming back indoors for any ticks. Bathe or shower to ensure they are all off you.
- Check your dogs. Use tick repellents and treatments on your furbabies as well, and be sure to check them after each time outdoors too.
Be sure to speak with a Gatti pharmacist on other ways to prevent (or even treat) Lyme Disease. We're always here to help.