Appropriate attire can help deter ticks and help people notice before the ticks ever bite. Wearing long sleeves and pants can keep ticks off your skin, and ticks are easier to spot on light-colored clothing. Wear long socks you can tuck your pants into or elastic-ankle sweatpants to keep ticks from finding their way underneath your clothes. Lightweight ankle gaiters are also an option. Repellant with 20-30 percent DEET will help keep ticks off of clothing and exposed skin, but requires reapplication.