For Your Family
For Your Family: Watch Out for Ticks
May 23, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- You may not think it's time to worry about that yet, but actually now is what experts call "high feeding time" for ticks -- when they emerge from hibernation to feed.
Dr. James McAuley, an infectious disease expert at Rush University Medical Center, visited ABC7 to share tips.
The two most common types of ticks are the dog tick and the deer tick. Mcauley says the deer tick is smaller-- about the size of the head of a pin-- and is actually more dangerous because it transmits lyme disease.For tick prevention, McAuley suggests using insect repellent and wearing light-colored clothing. Once you're back inside, his advice is to check for ticks in the hair line, scalp, ankles and groin.
for your family, judy hsu
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