I had Lymes 4 years ago. got it in Detroit lakes hunting Morels. It really sucks.
If you hunt morels and / or spend time the woods or grass
and get a temp of over 102 degrees between May and August go to the Dr.
insist on a round of Antibiotic for it. Dont let them tell you to wait.
If you get started to late, it really can suck. To be brief I know to people who are in a big hurt because of delayed antibiotics.
To prevent read the search engines. Light colored clothes show the ticks.
Long sleeves, pants tucked into jeans or socks, or pants taped at the ankle with duct tape.
Permethrin you gear. Deet bug spray every outing.
Cheap dryer sheets tucked into boots, cap, pockets
Put listerine in a bottle and spray with that too.
Undress in the garage. Check for ticks , take an immediate hot long shower.
Launder clothes on high heat regularly, and if concerned, take few vitamin C tablets daily to repel ticks.
Thats the long version
But having to crawl to the bathroom every day and having the equivalent of permanent arthritis could be the alternative.
I go out every day. Got about 600 morels so far and they keep popping.
What a rush.
Dont let some damn deer tick beat you!!
You could get hit by a truck tomorrow