check your clothes often for ticks. If you find any, remove them. When you come
home, inspect yourself thoroughly for ticks, paying special attention to the
groin, back, armpits and head.
•If you regularly
spend a lot of time in tick country, don't wear your field clothes home. This
will reduce the chances of exposing family members to Lyme disease.
•Dogs and cats
should wear tick collars year-round.
•If you find a
tick embedded on your body, use a fine tweezers to grasp it as close to the
skin as you can and gently pull it out, making sure that the mouth parts do not
remain in the skin.
•If you later
suffer a rash or flulike symptoms, see your physician.