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Protect You and Your family from diseases associated with Ticks and Mosquitos—Prevention is the Key!
The benefits of spending time with family in nature far out way the risks of acquiring an illness from a bug bite. That said, the last thing you want is for your child to get eaten alive by insects or a disease from an infected tick or mosquito. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of an increased risk of disease from tick and mosquito bites. Mosquitos can transmit the Zika virus along with other viruses and ticks can transmit many diseases such as Lyme Disease and now, the Powassan virus (POW). But, by taking a few simple precautions, you can help keep your kids safe on your camping and hiking adventures.
Use a Multipronged Strategy:
Make bug bite prevention part of your routine. It’s not a 100% guarantee that you will eliminate the risk of a bug borne disease. But, if you take these steps, you will help to keep everyone safe and healthy on you outdoor adventures.
Jeff Alt is a family camping and hiking expert. He is the author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun and several other award-winning outdoor books, A Walk for Sunshine (Appalachian Trail), Four Boots One Journey (John Muir Trail), and The Adventures of Bubba Jones (National Park your series). For more information, visit: www.Jeffalt.com