Protective Measures:
Wear light-colored clothing so that crawling ticks can easily be seen. Tuck pant legs into boots or socks so ticks do not have access to skin.

Use insect repellents according to package instructions.

To reduce the risk of disease transmission, inspect yourself for ticks frequently and properly remove any attached ticks promptly. Click here to find out how to remove a tick.


For more information, contact your local health department,
or the Texas Department of State Health Services.