Tips to avoid tick bites this season

As Montanans look to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and related illnesses: Limit exposure to ticks, use insect repellent, and inspect yourself, gear and pets for ticks.

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials report each year thousands of people in the U.S. are bitten by ticks and become infected with a tick-borne illness.

“There’s numerous prevention measures Montanans can take to avoid tick bites while still enjoying the abundance of outdoor opportunit...


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