Yuck! I hate ticks. I'm one of those annoying people that searches dogs, people, everything I can for a tick. Dare I say, I'm anal when it comes to searching for them, they scare me, and I can usually spot one.

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The Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department recently put out a list of preventative measures against ticks:

 

 

  • 1

    Try to avoid wooded and brush areas with high grass.

  • 2

    Use a repellent with at least 20 percent or more of DEET.

  • 3

    Conduct a full-body check on yourself, your kids, and especially your dogs.

  • 4

    Shower or bathe as soon as possible after coming in from outside.

  • 5

    CHECK AGAIN!