Tick Free Summer: How to Check for Ticks

Tick Free Summer: How to Check for Ticks


Many people associate ticks with outdoor activities
like camping, but ticks can be found in many places in Virginia
from the forest floor to your own backyard. Some ticks carry serious diseases, so it’s
important to know how to protect yourself. This summer, get in the habit of performing
daily tick checks. Check your pets, clothes and backpacks where
ticks could hitch a ride. Check your kids from top to bottom. Even use
mirrors! Ticks can be small as poppy seeds so look
CLOSELY! If you find a tick, remove it as soon as possible
with pointy tweezers. If you notice a rash or a fever after removing
a tick see a doctor right away! For more tips on how to have a tick free summer,
visit tickfreesummer.com