Tick Prevention! Please read and share to protect yourself and loved ones during Tick season!

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I’ve already received 4 messages from people just in this last week regarding Tick bites. PLEASE, PLEASE remember right now the nymph (babies) ticks are out!! So when you are outside whether you are hiking, playing in the yard, gardening, camping or even at a local park do a tick check when you come home. Here are some tips I would suggest too…these are cheap products that can help.

1. Wear some kind of hat
2. Wear light colored clothing so that you can see the ticks
3. Cover any or all exposed areas such as your ankles, arms, & legs. Ticks love the warmer spots like your Ears, armpits, groin, etc. I know it can be hot to wear long clothes in the spring/summer so if you prefer there are products that help protect from ticks such as…

A. Permethrin Spray, this is good through 6 washes of clothing-http://www.walmart.com/ip/21947774?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227022234839&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40968437432&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=78911591192&veh=sem

B. Spray with DEET to apply to the skin- http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Woods-Sportsman-Insect-Repellent/dp/B000WOU414

C. Natural spray is also good for kids and if you don’t want the chemicals on your skin is- Repel Insect Spray

D. For your lawn there are many different things you can do. Remember ticks love the to hang by the edges of your yard and walking paths. They HATE the Sun but LOVE the shade so putting things like your kids swing set in the shade isn’t the best idea. Here are a few products to help- http://www.tickencounter.org/prevention/protect_your_yard

E. Don’t forget about your pets! Use a pet product on them to help prevent ticks as well. Remember to check them when they come inside and one of the best things I can tell you as well. Do not allow them to sleep in bed with you at night. I’ve had many people with stories of ticks transferring from their pets onto them- http://www.1800petmeds.com/Flea+++Tick+Prevention-cat50.html

F. When Hunting there is a Tick prevention suit and clothing you can wear. In fact my Father In-law uses one and says it works great!- http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search.cmd?form_state=searchForm&N=0&fsch=true&Ntk=AllProducts&Ntt=Tick+prevention+clothes&x=10&y=6&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Reputable Lyme Disease Info-

http://www.ilads.org
http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/ticks/about_ticks.html

Have a fun this Spring/Summer but please be safe! Share this post and if any questions feel free to contact me 

~Alison

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9 Responses

  1. Another simple idea to help gaurd against ticks. My husband and I do this after every hike/nature walk before getting into the car or going in the house. Use a lint roller on yourself after being anywhere that you may encounter ticks. They get picked right off the clothing, even if you can’t see them. They get trapped on the sticky sheet. And then all you have to do is fold the sheet of sticky paper and dispose of it.

  2. Reblogged this on Liberation through Lyme and commented:
    See that itty-bitty speck? That’s what stole my life. Please protect yourself!

  3. Do you get tick in any stage in western Oregon. Where are they

    • Yes you can Kathy! Ticks are in every state in the USA. They start out as nymphs which is only the size of a Poppy Seed which is why many do not see a tick on them most of the time like myself. Ticks can migrate from small animals like birds, rabbits, deer. They start from the white footed mouse then feed off of other animals which is why they can carry so many diseases and pass Lyme onto people when they bite. If any Dr tells you otherwise it’s not true. You can learn more at http://www.ilads.org

  4. Back in the 1980’s while in Florida I knew an outdoorsmen, he would put lime powder in a sock and bang it against his legs and shoes. This seemed to keep the ticks from getting on him.

  5. Thanks for sharing this informative post! I’ll definitely have to share it on my blog about my personal journey with #lyme at http://drjess.me. Thanks for all that you do for the community.

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