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By Gig Conaughton
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Tips to help keep ticks away


Last updated 1/7/2018 at 10:47pm

Sure, it's the winter season, but here in San Diego County it's also tick season. That's right. Tick season. Those little, eight-legged, bloodsucking parasites that are so creepy to find latched onto adults, children or pets.

So, before taking advantage of the cooler weather to run outside and venture into nature, get armed with some simple protection tips – starting by wearing insect repellent and using flea and tick control products on pets.

Starting with protection is important because even though tick-borne illnesses are rare in San Diego County, ticks can potentially spread a bunch o...

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