Cutter® Insect Repellents Works to Educate Consumers In Response to Tick Awareness Week
Inaugural Tick Awareness Week Designed to Inform in Response to Increase in Lyme Disease Cases Around the United States
Since the late 1990s, reported cases of Lyme disease in
“Anyone who spends time outdoors is at risk of contracting tickborne disease,” said
- Know Where They Are: Be cautious when participating in activities near or in woods, bushes, high grasses or leaf litter. Many people pick up ticks in their own yard. Ticks are most active in spring, summer and fall. In warmer regions, ticks may be active all year long.
- Prep Your Yard: Remove brush and leaves around stone walls and woodpiles. Also try to discourage rodent activity by cleaning up and sealing small openings around the home. Most ticks lack the ability to thrive indoors but may occasionally enter.
- Use the Proper Repellent: Use a repellent that offers long-lasting protection, like Cutter® Backwoods® Tick Defense® Insect Repellent, a personal repellent aerosol with up to 10 hours of protection that you can apply to exposed skin. Cutter® Backwoods® Tick Defense® Insect Repellent is made with picaridin, which is safe to spray on clothing and gear for an added layer of protection. When applying personal repellent, it’s important to remember to apply to openings around your outer layer of clothing (such as your socks!). Use as directed.
- Check After Possible Exposure: Check your clothing and pets for ticks when you move indoors and take a shower soon after outdoor activities. Check your body for ticks in common areas, including under your arms, in and around your ears, inside your belly button, behind your knees, and in and around your hair.
Follow Guidelines for Removal: Remove the tick as soon as possible, taking care to follow
CDCguidelines for tick removal. If you develop a rash or fever within a few weeks, see a doctor and tell him or her about your recent tick bite.
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1 Kugeler, K. J., Schwartz, A. M., Delorey, M. J., Mead, P. S., & Hinckley, A. F. (2021). Estimating the Frequency of Lyme Disease Diagnoses,
2 Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases Increasing, 2019.