Protect Yourself!

Block out Pesky Pests

  • Pests show up better on light-colored clothing, so wear light-colored clothing whenever possible
  • Avoid perfumed soaps and sprays on children
  • Keep your arms and legs covered
  • Stay in the middle of the trail if you are hiking 
  • Keep out of tall grass and weeds
  • Safely use repellents – ALWAYS READ THE LABEL
  • Check for “hitchhiker insects” like ticks and shower as soon as possible after coming indoors
  • Check your pets for unwanted pesky guests, too!

Don't Ruin Your Fun in the Sun

  • Bring a brim; wear a sun hat, cap or visor
  • Stay in the shade
  • Apply SPF 15 sun block 30 minutes before going outside
  • Re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours