'Tis the season to increase your vigilance for everybody's least favorite trail companion: the common tick. As University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Public Health Entomologist Elmer Gray reminded the Jackson Progress-Argus this week, the lone star tick is now actively looking for victims on trails and in tall grass statewide. Your best defenses: tucking hiking pants into your socks (style be damned), DEET, and thorough tick checks with tweezers in hand when you come inside.
Atlanta Accounting Firm Hiking All of Georgia's AT
The firm Bennett Thrasher has organized a series of summer hikes for employees covering 79 trail miles.