Fight the Bite: Lyme Disease Prevention
Preventing tick bites is the best way to prevent tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.

1.While outside, avoid areas with high grass and use insect repellent
2.Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing
3.Check your skin for ticks often
4.Promptly remove any attached ticks using fine-tipped tweezers.

Find out more ways to protect yourself from tick bites.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s Disease Carrying Insects Program (DCIP) works to minimize the threat of insect-borne diseases through active surveillance, vector management and community education activities to help protect county residents. Find out more at
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