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UNC Study Finds Repellent-Treated Clothing Reduces Tick Bites by 80 Percent

People who work outdoors are at high risk for tick-borne diseases. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers excellent recommendations for people who work outdoors to avoid tick bites – including wearing long sleeves and long pants, tucking pants into boots or socks, spraying your skin and clothing with repellent, and checking yourself regularly for ticks. It happens, however, that the most vulnerable people – forestry workers, for instance – do not or cannot comply all the time.