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How to Prevent Tick Bites

Blacklegged tick
  • Use repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 and permethrin-treated clothing.
  • Treat dogs and cats for ticks.
  • Check for ticks daily.
  •  Shower after being outdoors.


For Healthcare Providers

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Tickborne Diseases of the US: A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers, Fourth Edition (2017) [PDF – 3 MB, 21 pages]

Provides concise, comprehensive, and updated information about the prevention, identification, and treatment of tickborne diseases.