Ticks: What you can do to prevent exposure
Click here for a downloadable/printable version of the tick checklist.
Before entering tick habitat
- Consider applying effective tick repellent to exposed skin. Click here to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s repellent search.
- Wear light colored clothing (this makes it easier to spot ticks)
- Wear long pants, long sleeves, long socks, and closed-toe shoes (this makes it more difficult for ticks to attach to your skin)