Tick on a leafHuman Resources offers tips to keep yourself safe from disease-spreading ticks.

Message shares tips for preventing tick bites

Ticks can spread diseases — including Lyme disease — and they are active April to November, especially in wooded areas and those with high grass and bushes.

In a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty, Human Resources shares tips to keep yourself protected as you venture outdoors:

  • Use insect repellent.
  • Avoid walking in tall grass and stay on the centre of paths.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and closed-toed shoes and tuck your pants into your socks.
  • Do a full body check on yourself, children, and pets after being outdoors.
  • Put your clothes into a dryer on high heat to kill any ticks present.
  • Protect your pet with a tick collar or repellent.

Go to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website to learn more about shielding yourself from tick bites and what to do if your defences fail.

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