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Friday, May 17, 2019

It's Tick Season - Protect Yourself!

Regional | by Jill Young  

Tick season has begun and people are urged to steer clear of long grass and wooded areas to avoid them.

Many people are spending time outdoors this weekend, but health officials are issuing a warning about ticks.

The pesky bugs are out now -- and they're active.

Experts say they hang out anywhere there is tall grasses or wooded areas.

You can protect yourself from bites - and possibly Lyme disease - by wearing light coloured long sleeve shirts and long pants tucked into your socks.

They also recommend using a repellant with Deet or icaridin (ih-care-uh-din) in it, and make sure to check yourself, children, and pets after being outside.

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