It’s Tick Time.
Ticks look like a small dark dot on the skin. They must be attached for more than 24 hours to transmit Lyme bacteria.
What do you do if your child gets bitten by one of these annoying pests?
Remove it immediately.
- Use pointed tweezers. Grasp the tick tightly and pull straight up until it lets go.
- Put it in a ziplock bag.
- Take a photo of it.
- Call the doctor.
- Perform daily rigorous checks.
- Cover up with long sleeved shirts and tuck pants into socks when in wooded areas.
- Spray clothes with Permethrin.
- Use insect repellent.
- Check pets for ticks.
Should your child be tested?
It’s best to talk to your doctor and ask their advice.