3. Dress to deter ticks

Wearing gaiters or tucking long trousers into socks can help to deter tick from getting access to your legs and feet. Choosing clothes with elastic or drawstrings at the waist, wrist, and ankle will help deter ticks from crawling inside and attaching. Clothing made from smooth or waxed material is hard for ticks to climb, and light-coloured fabrics make them easier to see. Light-weight clothing to help you keep cool while protected is available from many outdoor pursuits retailers.