Ticks are out in Mass.
Take steps to keep yourself and your family safe from ticks and the illnesses they can cause.
Use EPA-approved tick repellents on your skin and clothes.
Read and follow the directions.
Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to spot a crawling tick.
Check for ticks on yourself, your kids and your pets any time you've been outdoors.
Some tick bites can make you sick, but finding and removing a tick promptly makes it less likely.
Call your doctor if you start to feel ill or notice a rash near the bite.
Play it safe when you're outdoors.