I didn't want to hijack the other thread on Lyme Disease but thought I might give some advice as to what I do to minimize exposure to ticks.
1) I tape my pants legs to my ankles to prevent them from crawling underneath my pants legs.
2) I spray up and I spray up more. I have chosen to deal with chemicals in repellents rather than deal with the possibility of hidden ticks and their bites.
3) My shirt gets tucked into my pants.
4) If my pants are not sprayed with Duranon, I will spray several times with insect repellent.
5) I spray my shirt with insect repellent.
6) I carry a premise spray in the car. I spray the car with premise spray.
7) I wear khaki colored Dickie pants (Chinos) when I can. It helps you spot the ticks.
8) I never wear shorts in the field.
9) If I am wearing Wellingtons, I tuck my pants into the boots.
10) When I get back home, I take my gear and put it into a contractor bag. I then spray the premise spray into the bag and seal it.
11) I have somebody check me when I get home.
12) I carry Duct Tape. I tape my pants legs with it and have discovered ticks trapped in the adhesive of the tape when I peel it off.
13) I have used the Duct Tape to help someone remove the nymphs after she stepped into a nest of them. She was wearing shorts. It worked quite well.
Long Island has a lot of ticks but for sure I have minimized my exposure by doing the above.