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It’s Tick Season! Here are Some Steps to Prevent Lyme Disease

At Sheakley we realize that many of our clients have employees working outside on a daily basis. In addition, many of our clients themselves go home and do gardening, hike, play with their children or do other activities outside.

Ticks can be found almost everywhere outside. In grass, on a leaf, in a bush. These little pests can attach to us and cause a very serious illness, called lyme disease.

Prevent Lyme disease!

Wear repellent
•Use a repellent with 20% DEET
•Also, clothing treated with permethrin kills ticks!

Check for ticks daily
•Check for ticks on you and your children. Ticks like to hide in folds of skin and in the hair.
•Check pets too!

Shower soon after being outdoors
•Shower after being outdoors to remove ticks
•Tumble clothes in a hot dryer to kill hidden ticks.

Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash
•A Lyme disease rash may appear within 3-30 days, followed by fever, muscle and joint pain, or fatigue.

For more information:
•Telephone: 800-CDC-INFO, (800-232-4636)
•TTY: 888-232-6348
•Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
•Web: www.cdc.gov/Lyme

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