- Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when walking in the woods or high grass.
- Check carefully for ticks afterward; destroy any that you find. To transmit the bacteria, the tick must be attached to the skin for at least 24 hours.
- An irregular-shaped rash with a white center at the bite one to three weeks later.
- Fever and joint aches.
This information is not a substitute for consultation with a personal physician.