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Teach Kids to Be Tick AWARE! Important Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Tips

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Summer camp and other outdoor activities offer fun, new experiences, and great memories for kids and teens. Don’t let a tick make you or your child sick!

Make tick checks a part of the daily routine! Its an important habit that can prevent tick-borne diseases. Lyme and other tick-borne diseases can have a significant impact on your child’s health.

Important Tick Prevention Tips to Consider

  1. When sending your kids to a camp or other program
  • Ask if and how the organization treats their grounds/playing fields for ticks and/or other insects.
  • Ask if camp counselors or other staff receive tick prevention training.
  • Ask about their tick prevention practices.
  • Find out their protocol for handling a tick bite.
  • Do they provide tick prevention education to staff? Campers?
  1. Steps to help protect your kids from ticks
  • Pack a repellent and/or pre-treat their clothing with permethrin. It is important to discuss the use of repellents on your child with the appropriate person at the camp or program.
  • Teach them how to check for ticks. Remind them to check for ticks daily – it should be a part of their daily routine just like brushing their teeth.
  1. Share BeTickAware.org with your child’s camp, school and other programs. Help increase tick prevention awareness.

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Children are at the greatest risk for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Help teach kids how to protect themselves from a tick bite with a Be Tick AWARE Prevention Kit. Great for families, schools, camps, and other youth-based organizations.

GLA Be Tick AWARE Information

Be Tick AWARE! Reduce the risk of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Take important steps to educate yourself and your kids about tick bite prevention.

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