To Our Visitors and Explorers:
There is something wonderful about the warmer weather that calls us outside to play and explore. While it is healthy and beneficial to be outside, we should always exercise some caution in the areas of too much sun, poison ivy, or ticks. Specifically focusing on ticks, here are some things that you can do to limit your exposure to ticks and maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors.
Noting that ticks prefer tall grass and low shrubby areas, you can avoid most ticks by walking/hiking in the middle of the trail and by not veering into the undergrowth. Also, it is suggested that you wear light-colored clothing including long-sleeved shirts and long pants. The light color contrasts with the darker color of ticks and allows for easier visual inspection. Tucking the pants into your socks also helps keep ticks off your body.
More detailed information and health recommendations can be found at: health.westchestergov.com/tick-borne-diseases
Get outside, explore, and enjoy nature...but be Tick Smart.
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