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5 items to protect against Lyme disease

The Tick-Borne Disease

Alliance (tbdalliance.org) says adventurers should include

the following items in their travel bags:

1

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TICK-REPELLENT

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CLOTHING

Brands such as Insect Shield, ExOfficio’s BugsAway, and ElimiTick are effective

for up to 70 washes.

2

CLOTHES WITH

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MAXIMUM COVERAGE

Wear pretreated, light-colored long pants, a long-sleeve

shirt, and a hat.

3

EPA-APPROVED

INSECT REPELLENT

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Try Buzz Away Extreme, Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect

Repellent, or Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition.

4

RESEALABLE BAGS

To prevent ticks from being transported home, place dirty clothes in a resealable bag

until they can be put

in a dryer, which kills ticks.

5

LOTS OF SOAP

Showering immediately after spending time outside helps

remove unattached ticks.

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