Protecting your hands from ticks is essential when venturing into tick-prone areas to avoid diseases like Lyme disease. Here are five ways to safeguard your hands:

  1. Wear Protective Clothing: Don long-sleeved shirts and pants. Tuck your pants into socks or boots to create a barrier against ticks.
  2. Apply Tick Repellent: Use EPA-approved tick repellent on your hands and wrists to deter ticks from attaching.
  3. Conduct Thorough Tick Checks: After being in tick-infested environments, carefully check your body, including your hands, for ticks.
  4. Stay on Marked Trails: Reduce the risk of contact with ticks by staying on marked trails and avoiding tall grass and dense vegetation.
  5. Use Tick-Proof Gloves: Consider wearing tick-proof gloves for an additional layer of protection for your hands.

Despite these precautions, it’s still possible to encounter ticks. Promptly remove any ticks you find and seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of tick-borne illnesses.

By chrysos