With spring heading into summer – it’s prime time for ticks – and as a result DNREC has partnered with the Division of Public Health to educate the public about the parasitic insects, including where they are found, how to identify different types, and what precautions to take if you’ve been bit.
Some precautions to avoid or reduce tick exposure include:
- wearing long sleeves and pants with the legs tucked into your socks
- wearing light colored clothing to make ticks more visible
- keep your grass short and remove brush from your yard
- And always check for ticks after you’ve been outside for an extended period of time, removing them quickly decreasing the chance of disease transmission.
For more tips on ticks – visit de.gov/ticks