As the weather gets warmer, ticks begin to show up on pets, in outdoor spaces, and even on humans. Sadly, they're not just annoying bugs. Ticks carry Lyme disease as well as other viruses and assorted bacteria types. A tick bite can make you very ill. Below is what you need to know about ticks, where they live and what you can do to not getting bitten.
Where the Ticks Are
Ticks love moist, humid areas. They are in gardens grassy fields, and woodlands. They can attach to a branch, pet fur, or a blade of grass. Also, ticks can connect to your shoes, hair, and clothing. Even worse, ticks can stick to the skin of an animal or human, feasting on their blood.
Stop Tick Bites
If you're going on a stroll through some woodlands or even walking down the road next to the woods, you should wear clothes that protect and cover your skin. For example, tuck your pants legs into your boots so ticks can go up your legs. Wear a hat or baseball hat to ticks don’t get into your hair and on your scalp. Protect your arms by wearing a long-sleeve shirt. Also, there are numerous sprays that you can use on your skin to repel ticks.
Ticks can conceal in numerous spots on your body. When you come home from a walk or time outdoors in a wooded area, look at your feet, legs, and arms. Have a loved one check your scalp and hair for ticks. Luckily, there is a way to eliminate ticks on your skin carefully. Shower and change your clothing when you come back from a walk and don’t forget to wash your dirty clothes in hot water to destroy any ticks you can’t see.
Eliminate the Ticks in Your Outdoor Space
Ticks love to hide under leaves, in tall grasses, and trees. One of the easiest ways to lessen the number of ticks in your outdoor space is to chop down large grass patches and get rid of tall weeds. If you need assistance contact a tree care professional.
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