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[Sponsored] Protecting yourself from "Summer Bugs"

Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun this summer. Some insects can spread dangerous diseases. Reduce your chance of getting bitten this summer by taking these precautions. Use repellent that contains at least twenty percent DEET for protection against mosquitos, ticks and other bugs. This is especially important if you’re out between dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active. Consider treating clothing and gear with permethrin (purr-meth-ren), a chemical that repels biting insects. Cover exposed skin whenever possible. For extra protection, tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks. Do a tick check after spending time in high grass or the woods and remove any ticks you find right away. When you do get a bug bite, see a doctor if you have signs of an allergic reaction or infection. Schedule an appointment by calling 815-338-6600. For more information, please visit https://centegra.org/

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