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Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet.

Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home:

  • Prune trees.

  • Clear brush.

  • Remove litter.

  • Mow grass short, and let it dry thoroughly between waterings.

  • Get rid of birdfeeders and birdbaths.

  • Clear away woodpiles and leaf piles.

  • Remove stone walls that offer homes to small wildlife.

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