Summer means more time outdoors. Whether you are hiking a mountain trail, camping at a national park or just hanging out in the backyard, you need to watch out for bug bites and poisonous plants. Here are some tips to protect yourself and your children from diseases spread by mosquitoes or ticks and avoid poison ivy and oak:
- Use an EPA-registered insect repellent.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
- Check your pets and children daily for ticks and fleas.
- Teach your family the shape of poisonous leaves to avoid.