Bug Off! Protect Yourself from These 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

by: Lindsay Hutton
Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the leading carriers of diseases to humans, and warm summer weather makes these pests more active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines the 6 most common diseases that can spread through ticks and mosquitoes, signs and symptoms of each, and the best treatment options if someone in your family gets infected. To avoid getting bitten, follow these tips to avoid ticks, and find out which insect repellents are safest to use on your child. Also, read about how to prevent Zika virus, which is not common in the U.S. but is a serious threat for pregnant women traveling to affected areas.