It’s believed that this spring and summer may be one of the worst years for tick infestations, which can lead to Lyme disease. One tip to stave off ticks is to actually dry dirty clothing first before washing. Ticks do not like very hot, dry environments. So after you come home from an area you suspect has ticks, rather than putting unwashed clothing in the hamper or in the laundry room, throw all of it right into the dryer. Let it dry for at least 10-15 minutes to eradicate any ticks.