S.L.A.M. Sturbridge Lyme Awareness of MA "Together we can make a difference"
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Prevention - Wear repellent on clothing and skin whenever outdoors. Permetherin is available for clothing and gear and DEET is recommended on skin. Organic repellents are also available. - Learn early signs and symptoms of Tick borne diseases (Tbd's) - Remove leaf litter from yard spaces - Stay on trails and out of high grass/weeds when hiking. - Do daily tick checks on yourself and pets.
* Follow the BLAST Safety Steps
Bathe or shower soon after coming indoors
Look for ticks and remove with tweezers
Apply repellents for skin and/or clothing
Spray the perimeter of your yard for ticks
Treat your pets
* Learn more about the BLAST Prevention Program: http://lymeconnection.org/what_we_do/preventionprogram.html
Some good links to help with Prevention! (While we don't ensorse specific products we offer information on our wesite as resources to those seeking information. The public must use repellents at own risk and consider using according to directions on labeling.)