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Protect Against Tick-Borne Disease

The Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network has created a Dare 2B Tick Aware program with a series of prevention literature, funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Health Preventive Health and Health Services block grant. 

 

This literature, including tick identification cards; personal, pet and yard prevention brochures; and a brochure detailing what to do if a tick is found, is available online at palyme.org/dare-2B-tick-aware.html. In Pennsylvania, Lyme disease has been detected in all 67 counties and continues to lead the nation with the most number of new cases each year. 

 

Preventing tick bites and tick-borne disease is simple. It takes just a minute to apply tick repellant and a few minutes to pre-treat shoes and clothing. These simple steps can provide protection when enjoying the outdoors. There is significant evidence that spraying the skin and clothing is the most effective way to reduce tick bites. Pre-treating shoes with permetherin provides 74 times the protection. There are risks for ticks in the suburbs and cities, too.  

 

For more information, call TinPrins at 717-805-7634, email TPrins@PALyme.org or visit PALyme.org. 

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