One run in with a tick could result in a tickborne illness like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain fever. May through June is prime tick season, but there are some things you can do to lower your chances of acquiring a tickborne illness.
Tips to Avoid Ticks
- When in wooded areas, wear light-colored clothes and tuck pants inside socks. - Avoid areas of high grass and piles of leaves. - When hiking, stay in the middle of the trail.
Even when a tick is sucking your blood, you won’t necessarily feel it. Perform a full-body check when you come in from the great outdoors. If you have a tick, remove it as quickly as you can.
How to Remove Ticks
Some people say you should light a match to get the little critter off your skin. Others say coat it with petroleum jelly or some other substance. According to the Harvard Health Blog, however, that might actually make the tick burrow in more and increase your chances of illness.
Areas of the southern United States dealing with the aftermath of Cindy will get a break from hot, humid and stormy conditions by the end of the weekend.
Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bear the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.