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Tick Talk

If you enjoy the outdoors remember to prepare for ticks prior to going outdoors and checking yourself after being outdoor.  Please take a moment to read this post by Roy Kelley as he gives great advise and guidance on this matter!  Thank you Roy Kelley !

Tick Talk

 

Many of us participate in outdoor activities during the summer months and every family member should be aware of the risks of tick bites and how to protect themselves. The following advice was provided by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Montgomery County, Maryland. I hope you will share this information.

 

Tick season is here and prevention is one of the simplest ways to protect yourself. Ticks are responsible for a variety of illnesses including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the United States, can cause symptoms of fever, headaches, body aches and fatigue. If left untreated, it can cause more severe health problems and in some cases can even be fatal.

Learn ways to protect your family. Some suggestions include:

  • Protective clothing (long sleeves, long pants, tucking pants into socks to prevent ticks from accessing skin)
  • Wear light-colored clothing that will make it easier to spot and remove ticks
  • Tick/bug repellant
  • Insect repellant for pets
  • Staying in the center of paths, keeping out of overgrown areas and not sitting directly on the ground
  • Showering or take a bath as soon as possible after spending time outdoors
  • Performing tick checks on all family members every day
  • Be aware of signs/symptoms of tick-related illnesses
  • Call your doctor with any concerns

 

Remember: Ticks start LOW and crawl UP; ticks do not jump, fly or drop from trees, they are down on the ground and crawl up until they find a good spot to attach. Tucking pant legs into socks is a good way to keep ticks on the outside where they may be seen or get brushed off.

 

graphic showing areas where ticks may be on your body

 

Oriental Trumpet Lily, 'Tabledance', Lilium, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8111 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Oriental Trumpet Lily, 'Tabledance', Lilium, Longwood Gardens,

Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 8111
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message to RoyKelley@mris.com if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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CENTURY 21 ABSOLUTE REALTY
512 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

GloriaTodor@Century21.com

Gloria 484-431-3686

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