4 Ways to Prevent Tick Bites

Ticks can carry a number of serious illnesses that can have lingering effects, especially if they are not caught early. Ticks are spread throughout the United States. This parasitic organism is small and can be difficult to spot once they attach. There are steps that you can take to prevent tick bites.

Dress Appropriately

Ticks may jump onto you while you are out hiking or hunting or even in your back yard. They need to attach directly on your skin and it is possible to dress to prevent this. If you dress in long pants and sleeves, you can make it more difficult for them to attach. Tucking your pants legs into your socks can make it more difficult for them to find your skin. Tucking your shirt in and wearing rubber bands around the wrists over the sleeves of the shirt are other steps that you can take.

Use Effective Bug Spray

Bug repellent can stop ticks from attaching to you. If you are concerned about ticks or know that you will spend a significant amount of time in the woods, DEET is the most effective spray to use against ticks. Be sure to apply it along your legs and ankles and near your neck to prevent ticks from finding a place to bite.

Shake Out Your Gear

Some people may inadvertently bring ticks home with them after a camping or hunting tick in their camping gear. Be sure to shake everything out before you bring it into your home.  Be sure to keep an eye out for stray ticks in your area.

Treat Your Yard for Ticks

You can pick up a tick in your own backyard. If the idea of using bug spray or dressing in long sleeves every time you go out does not appeal to you, you may want to consider treating your yard for ticks. The expert technicians at Mosquito Tek can provide a barrier spray that will eliminate the ticks in your yard and prevent new ones from entering. This spray will also eliminate fleas and mosquitoes. If you are interested in learning more contact Mosquito Tek today.