(HealthDay News) -- Regular tick checks when you come in from the outdoors can spot them before they bite.
The Stopticks.org website advises:
- Inspect your body for ticks any time you have been outdoors, even during winter.
- Check areas of the body that are warm, dark and moist, in particular behind the ears, hair, underarms, behind the knees, groin and elbows.
- Check pets for ticks, as well.
- Reduce the risk of tick bites by wearing long, lightly-colored clothing, with pants tucked into socks. Keep long hair tied or braided back.
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