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. 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.