Bug Off, Ticks!

Tue, 14/07/2015

It's summer, which means warm weather, ice cream cones, BBQs, and....ticks and mosquitoes. (Yuck!)

If you spend a lot of time outdoors during the warmer months (and who doesn't?), it's important to know the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, and other diseases these critters can carry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the 6 most common tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses, and the signs and symptoms of each.

Additionally, follow these 6 tips to avoid ticks, and find out which insect repellents are safest to use on your child. Finally, follow these 10 simple steps to avoid summer hazards to keep your family safe while you have some fun in the sun!

Are you looking for more summer safety resources? We've got you covered: