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Seven tips to help keep ticks away


Last updated 1/23/2018 at Noon

Gig Conaughton

County of San Diego Communications Office

Sure, it’s the holiday season. But it’s also tick season.

That’s right. Tick season. Those little, eight-legged, bloodsucking parasites that are so creepy to find them latched onto adults, children or pets.

So, before taking advantage of the cooler weather to run outside and venture into nature, get armed with some simple protection tips – starting by wearing insect repellent and using flea and tick control products on pets.

Starting with protection is important because even though tick-borne illnesses are rare i...

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