Mosquitoes and ticks are out in Mass.
Just like you put on sunscreen, make it a habit to use an EPA-approved repellent any time you're outdoors.
Read and follow the directions.
Put repellent on your hands first, and then spread it on your face and neck, then your arms and legs.
Don't apply into cuts or irritated skin.
Take care when applying repellents to small children.
Spray your hands and then spread the repellent on the child.
When you come back inside, wash off any repellent and don't forget to check for ticks.
Play it safe when you're outdoors.