5 Tips for Preventing Tick Bites While You're Outdoors This Summer
Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD
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.