Avoiding Mosquito and Tick-Bourne Diseases
-Use insect repellents containing 20 to 30 percent DEET on your exposed skin and clothing. -Use Permethrin, which kills ticks on contact, on clothing and gear. Do not use Permethrin on skin.-After returning indoors for the day, wash insect-repellent-treated skin with soap and water. -Check your skin and clothes for ticks daily.