10 Important Ways to Avoid Summer Tick Bites

June 9, 2014 3:07 AM

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10 Important Ways to Avoid Summer Tick Bites

Ticks seek out a host by hanging on to a blade of grass with their rear legs and holding their front legs aloft, waiting for something to brush by so they can grab on. This behavior is called "questing."

It's summertime, which means outdoor play, hiking, gardening — and tick bites. The creepy crawlies tend to latch on during the summer months and these arachnids are ubiquitous throughout the U.S.

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