Conservation Department Warns Of Tick Danger

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Summertime means outdoor activities like camping and hiking for many, but that also means keeping an eye out for ticks.  The Department of Conservation has issued a reminder to wear long sleeves and pants, going so far as tucking the cuffs into socks with rubber bands or tape. After being outdoors, people are urged to take a shower, wash clothes, and check for ticks. Tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are transferred after the tick feeds for awhile, so the quicker they are removed, the smaller the chance of infection.