If you’re outdoors in the grass or woods, you must protect yourself from ticks. The diseases they carry are quite serious. Lyme’s Disease has made several of my friends quite sick, even causing long-term disability and hospitalization. There are other diseases that ticks spread, so we must get serious about keeping them off or discovering and removing them once they do get on us.
Some simple precautions give you some protection. Here’s what to do.
After seeing the video, I’m sure you are adding some Deet sprays to your shopping list. At our cabin in the New Hampshire woods, I keep Off Deep Woods spray right beside each door so we remember to apply it before going out.
My friends at the lake tell me they are finding lots of ticks this spring. Last summer, a golfing buddy told us he was on antibiotics after discovering a tick bite. The doctor said they don’t always have that bullseye ring that you’ve read about.
There are sprays for your pets too. You need to check their fur after they’ve been romping in the yard or rambling in the woods, so you can remove any ticks. The ticks can make your pet sick and also transfer to humans from the animal. There are all sorts of choices to protect your pet from ticks. Choose from drops, sprays, collars, and more. Some are for larger dogs, some for smaller ones, so read the descriptions carefully before ordering.
An additional way to protect your family is to treat the whole yard for ticks. Many of these yard treatments also protect from chiggers and mosquitoes as well. Read the descriptions on Amazon and the reviews to see which one suits you best. Some prefer a natural spray and others want the heavy-duty sprays.