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Tips on Ticks From the Pros


Been outside lately? If so, then you know there’s no shortage of ticks this year. Here are some tips from biologists who work among these pesky bloodsuckers daily.

1. Don’t just spray the outside – also spray the inside of your clothes with repellent. 2. Make inside-out bracelets with duct tape to remove ticks on the go. 3. Duct tape your pant legs closed to keep bugs from climbing up your legs. 4. De-tick clothes by throwing them into a hot dryer for 15 minutes before washing.

Get more outdoor safety tips including a bonus “secret” tip for chiggers.

– Katie Hawk, The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma

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