Conquer those ticks and roaches
June 6, 2002
The Hill County Health Department has some suggestions on how to avoid being bitten by wood ticks this time of year. This seems to be a heavier than average tick season, so recreationists should follow as many of these tips as they can. Health Department sanitarian Heidi Bischoff suggested that first, remove all leaves, clean brush and cut tall grass around your home and garden edges where immature ticks often live.
Wear light-colored clothing while hiking and camping so any ticks on you can be easily seen.
Wear long pants and tuck the legs into your socks and boots. Some people tape around...