Tick Awareness & Tick Bite Prevention

The significant tree damage from recent storms in West Michigan has the potential for an increase in the number of ticks in the area. We would like to remind our valued customers of Olivier-VanDyk Insurance about the importance of educating yourself on ticks, tick bites, and tick borne disease prevention.

If you plan on spending time outdoors, you can protect yourself by wearing insect repellent. It is best to use insect repellents containing no more than 30% DEET. Apply repellents that contain permethrin on clothing. After spending time outdoors check your skin, clothes, and shoes for ticks. It’s also a good idea to regularly check your pets for ticks after spending time outside.

Please see your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of fever, rash, body aches, or fatigue.

The following links are for brochures from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services:

Tick Bite and Lyme Disease Prevention

Ticks and Your Health – Preventing tick-borne illness in Michigan

Best wishes from all of us at Olivier-VanDyk Insurance for continued health and safety this summer!