5 Tips for Preventing Tick Bites While You're Outdoors This Summer

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Most often, ticks live in wooded and brushy areas. If you walk through their habitat (or if your pet does), a tick may latch onto you, often migrating toward the warmer areas of one's body to feed. Depending on the type of tick you encounter, a bite can transmit a variety of diseases. 

For example, the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, is most often transmitted by the black-legged deer tick. To avoid tick-borne diseases and conditions, like Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and Lyme, read more about our five must-know tips for preventing tick bites while you're enjoying the great outdoors.