Tick bites are usually painless, the ticks are tiny, and consequently many people are unaware that they have been bitten. Ticks do not survive in hot, dry areas as it causes their bodies to dry. They can be active when temperatures are above 40oF, even in the winter.
Common Sense Tick Prevention Tips Wear light-colored clothing, long sleeves and pants, tuck pants into socks. Long loose hair should be covered, braided or tied when venturing into areas where ticks are apt to be. Spray your clothing with a repellent spray containing DEET.
When coming in from outside activities where you might have encountered ticks, throw clothing into the dryer set on high heat. This will ensure no ticks survive on your clothing. Remember to do a tick check, take a shower and wash your hair.
Keep pets that have outside exposure off furniture, especially bedding.
Check for Ticks Thorough tick checks should be done, daily or when coming in after outside activities when temperatures are warm and you may have been in areas that you may have encountered ticks (ticks can be active even on warm winter days). Check dark, moist areas: hair, behind ears, knees, elbows, underarms, etc.
Check your pets for ticks when they come into the house.
Remove ticks the safe way