You Won’t Be Happy To Hear That New Jersey Is Experiencing A Major Surge Of Ticks This Year

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  1. Stick to the middle of trails when hiking.
  2. When enjoying nature, wear long sleeves and pants, and tuck your pants into your socks.
  3. Try permethrin-based clothing or mosquito repellents with at least 30 percent deet.
  4. Once home, check your skin immediately.
  5. Bathe within two hours of having been outside, and check your clothing and gear for ticks, too.
  6. Tumbling clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour will kill any ticks you collected.
  7. Remove ticks immediately. Be sure to remove the entire tick and to disinfect the bite.
  8. If you notice any strange signs or symptoms, see a doctor. Many tick-related illnesses can be treated if caught quickly.