If you’re like most Coloradans, you probably can’t wait to get back out on the hiking trail this spring. But hiking and spring also attract something else – ticks. This may not sound threatening, but tick-borne illnesses can become chronic if not treated early.
To lessen your chances of getting bitten, be sure to take some necessary precautions while hiking.
• Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, if you can.
• Apply insect repellent.
• Conduct regular tick checks.
• When you get home, put all exposed clothing in a dryer on high heat.
• Shower as soon as you can after spending time outdoors.
– Sam Bojarski, The 100 Companies