"As an Infectious Disease physician practicing in New England, I advise all of my patients to take measures to prevent tick attachments.

I strongly recommend insect repellents and treatment of clothing and outerwear with permethrin to help avoid Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses."

- Deborah Hoadley, MD, MPH
Infectious Disease and Preventive Medicine; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine