Tick Off: The most effective tick repellents

Deer ticks are pernicious, nasty little critters. Common throughout the Northeast, these parasitic bloodsuckers are the primary vector for Lyme disease, an unpleasant and potentially serious illness that is well worth avoiding. Your goal is to prevent deer ticks from enjoying their sanguineous feast and possibly transmitting the disease-causing bacterium. Here are the best, most effective repellents and techniques...

This column originally appeared in the October online edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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