• Wear gloves while gardening or landscaping, and wash your hands after these activities.
• Avoid mowing over dead animals when cutting the grass.
• Do not go barefoot while gardening, mowing or landscaping.
•Dispose of animal carcasses by using a long-handled shovel and either bury them 2-3 feet deep (if allowed) or double bag them in garbage bags and dispose in the trash.
• Wear an insect repellent effective against ticks, biting flies and mosquitoes when hiking, camping or working outdoors.
• Do not drink unpurified water from streams or lakes or allow your pets to drink surface waters.
• Prevent pets from hunting or eating wild animals. Contact a veterinarian if your pet becomes ill with a high fever and/or swollen lymph nodes.
For more information, visit cdc.gov/tularemia.