Tick season in the warmer weather

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Ticks can bite year round.

But, the warmer weather brings them out in full force, especially after the mild winter, which means more months for ticks.

If you’re spending time outside, while gardening, hiking, or walking your dog, you’ll want to look out for the bug.

It’s important to check your clothes and body for ticks after being outside. The best way to get one off is with tweezers, followed by washing with soap, water, and rubbing alcohol to clean.

A tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours before Lyme Disease can be transmitted.

The CDC recommends putting clothes in the dryer on high heat to kill ticks. Showering can also help wash off unattached ticks.

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