4 Common Myths About Ticks Debunked

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When it comes to ticks, old wivesí tales are in great supply. Take, for instance, the one about burning an embedded tick with a lit match or the one about covering it with nail polish to get it to let go. (There's no proof that either of these works.)

Or the widespread belief that youíll feel it if youíve been bitten by a tick. (The bites themselves are painless, which is why checking yourself after spending time in tick-infested areas is essential.)

One thing is true, though: Itís more important than ever to know how to protect yourself and your family.

 

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