With the hot humid weather, being out doors can be wonderful or a nightmare. The friendly people at the Missouri Conservation Department have gotten together to issue information on some of these nasty pests. http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/avoid-outdoor-pests

Some of these ‘critters’ can spread really unpleasant and in some cases fatal diseases, so I think it worthwhile to make sure you are protected as well as possible. 

I would appreciate it if you take the tie to check out the link and stay safe out there.  Enjoy your summer days, spend some time in the garden or on the river, but be safe while you do it! I would hate for anything ‘bad’ to happen to you, my friends!