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How to Protect Yourself from Ticks this Fall

Ticks can be harmful and scary to deal with. They can carry debilitating diseases such as Lyme Disease, which is difficult to treat. In the Northeast area of the United States, many Blacklegged Ticks, or “Deer Ticks,” are in their adult stages during the fall months, which is when they feed on bacteria. As this fall season approaches, be aware of these pesky arachnids and know how to prevent them.

Be sure to protect yourself and your kids from tick bites by following these four simple steps:

  • Dress Appropriately - Wearing the right clothing creates an extra barrier between your skin and the tick, making it more difficult for them to bite you. Long socks, long sleeves, and long pants will help prevent tick bites. To be the safest, tuck the bottom of your pants into your socks, which makes it harder for ticks to crawl up your leg. Wearing light-colored clothing will also make it easier to spot the tick while it crawls around. You can even find tick repellent clothing that is treated with permethrin, which has been proven to kill the tick after it is exposed for five to 30 seconds.
  • Use Insect Repellent - A bug spray repellent can be used on your skin to prevent ticks from hitching a ride on you or biting your skin. Although this is not the best option, nor the only precaution you can take, it can help.
  • Avoid Tick Prone Areas - Ticks love to hang out in long grass, shrubbery, or heavily wooded areas. They perch on low hanging leaves or tall blades of grass and will grab onto whomever or whatever passes by. Having this knowledge can help you plan your outdoor adventures. Try to avoid these areas and prevent your pets from visiting them as well.
  • Check Yourself - Sometimes after all you do, ticks still somehow find a way to you. After you return indoors, inspect your clothing, shoes, and body for any ticks that are hiding. Take a shower to help wash away any ticks that haven’t burrowed yet. This would be a great time to check for ticks in those hard-to-see places. The CDC recommends checking your underarms, ears, belly button, the back of your knees, hair, and the skin between your legs and around your waist.


Although these four steps should greatly reduce the chance of tick bites and contracting Lyme Disease, the best way to combat ticks is to use our professional Tick Control services. Just contact us, and we will come up with a pest control plan that is perfect for you and your needs. Be worry-free, and call us today!

Posted on September 8, 2019.

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