Deer ticks are a problem everywhere in the country, so no matter where you live, you do have to be careful about ticks.
And you should check yourself or anyone else in your family or anyone you are with from head to toe at the end of everyday, to make sure that if any ticks are there, they are removed as quickly as possible.
The safest way to avoid getting bit by a tick is to have physical coverage, which would be long sleeve and long pants. Some insect repellents are specifically for ticks, but not all. So you do need one that is specific for ticks in order to have that protection.
The other thing you have to be careful of is that sometimes sunscreen and mosquito or tick repellent can conflict.
So they may be less effective when used together. There are products that are insect or tick repellent and sunscreen built in together, but if you use them separately, you may have to reapply your sunscreen more frequently. Your insect repellent will be as effective or your tick repellent, but not your sunscreen, so you have to be careful that way.
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