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No More Blood Suckers

Tips to keep ticks off you and your pets this summer.

As the weather warms up, more and more people head outdoors for hiking and camping in the woods or spending time out in the yard. But it’s in the woods, tall grass, and brush that you find a host of annoying and potentially dangerous bugs, and it’s hard to enjoy the outdoors when the bugs are out looking for fresh blood—especially ticks.

Especially active during the warmer months, ticks spend their lives hunting for a host, whether human or animal. There are different types of these small creepy crawlies and some of them can transfer harmful, chronic diseases such as lime disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Learn how to protect your family and pets from tick bites so you can safely enjoy the great outdoors this summer.

A Tick-Free Family

The best way to protect you and your kids from ticks is to use insect repellant that contains at least 20 percent DEET, a chemical that bugs hate to be around. Apply the repellant to your clothes and to any exposed skin, being careful to avoid your eyes and mouth. (Parents should always assist kids in spraying repellant!)

Treat your clothes, boots, socks, pants, and tents with permethrin to repel ticks even more. This chemical stays on your clothes even after being washed several times. Or purchase clothing that has been pre-treated with permethrin that will stay effective even after being washed as many as 70 times.

If you’re hiking in the woods, wear pants tucked into your socks and long shirts tucked into your pants. After all, who cares what you look like in the woods? Wear clothing that’s light colored and you’ll have an easier time seeing a tick on you before it reaches your skin. When you get home, wash your clothes and dry them in the dryer. The washer won’t kill ticks, but a hot dryer should do the trick.

When you’re on a hike, stay on the trails. Avoid bushes, high grasses, and areas with lots of leaves where ticks like to hide.

As soon as you come in from being outside, check your body and your kids’ bodies for ticks, using a handheld mirror to see body parts you can’t normally see. Ticks like to hide in tight places on your body such as armpits, behind ears, in hair, behind knees, in a bellybutton, and on underwear lines. And be vigilant! Some ticks are the size of a pinhead and require a sharp eye to be seen.

Tick-Free Pets

Pet owners all know that people aren’t the only creatures are interested in biting. Cats and dogs are also susceptible to tick bites and the diseases ticks carry. Pets are also an easy way for ticks to make their way into your house, into your bed, and onto your body. After your pets have been outside or in a wooded area, check them thoroughly for ticks before letting them in the house. Promptly remove any ticks you find.

Additional protection can be procured through a quick talk with your pet’s vet. Tick pesticides that work on dogs include dust baths, sprays, pills, and collars. Some treatments work by killing ticks on contact, others by entering the bloodstream to kill ticks when they bite.

Tick-Free Yard

If you live in an area of the country that has a high population of ticks, protect your family and pets from tick bites by reducing the number of ticks in your yard. Clear away brush and dead leaves. Mow frequently to keep the grass short. Keep decks and play sets away from wooded areas and trees. Put a fence up to keep tick-infested animals (deer, stray dogs, raccoons, opossums) out of your yard.

If you live in an area known for having dangerous ticks, spray your yard with pesticides.