How you dress can make a difference in whether or not you contract Lyme disease from a tick bite, according to Martha's Vineyard health officials.
"You can actually reduce your risk" by dressing defensively, says Matt Poole, Edgartown's health agent.Poole and other Island experts say wearing socks and tucking pant legs securely inside those socks is a good way to cut down on your exposure to the biting, disease-carrying arachnids that are everywhere on the Vineyard.
You can up your protection level by wearing socks impregnated with the tickicide permethrin, Poole explains in this video from the Martha's Vineyard Boards of Health and Martha's Vineyard Productions.
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