Tick precautions

The Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network offers tips to prevent the risk of contracting Lyme disease.

• Remove clothing worn outdoors, preferably in a garage.

• Run clothes in dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes, preferably 20. The heat will kill the tick.

• Take a shower within two hours of potential exposure.

• Do tick check, and check again later.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.