When it comes to insect pests, most of the time we think of mosquitoes, flies or ants...but start thinking about ticks. These little @#$%&s are more than just a nuisance - they cause lyme disease, which happens to be increasing in Michigan.

The Health Dept has suggestions how to prevent tick infestation:
1) Tuck in the cuffs of your pants
2) Use insect repellent that contains 20-30 percent DEET
3) Walk on trails, as close to the center as possible
4) Wear boots
5) Wear clothing that has been treated with permethrin

They also tell you what to do if you have been bitten - and how to help your pets keep ticks at bay.

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Let's keep these little buggers at bay!