Don’t get bugged
Learn to bite back this summer.
Beth Stambaugh Published: 7/9/2019
Being outdoors means more exposure to pesky critters like mosquitoes, wasps, bees and ticks. Some bugs carry disease, like West Nile Virus and Lyme disease, so take precautions:
- Wear an insect repellent that contains at least 20% DEET, or if you prefer a natural remedy, citronella soaps and oils have been found to keep mosquitoes at bay.
- Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeve shirts, long pants and hats.
- If you’ve spent time in the woods, check your kids, pets, and yourself for ticks.
- Avoid dusk and dawn, the most active time for bugs.
- Avoid places with standing water, which attract mosquitoes.
If you're concerned about a bug bite, you may want to make an appointment with your primary care physician. If you don't have one, call 904.202.4YOU