The Bug Blog
June 9, 2017
by Brian Olson, CEO, the bugman
7 Tricks to Protect You from Ticks
- Stay Down the Middle
Ticks are more prevalent on the edges of paths and trails. Don't go off the beaten track.
- Stay Bright
Tiny ticks can be easier to spot on light colored clothing…wear white.
- Protect the Dome
Ticks are not only down low, they can also be found high in the trees. Wear a hat or tie your hair back, along with using bug repellent on your face.
- Keep your Socks High
Ticks don’t care about your fashion choices. Hike up your socks and tuck them into your pants. Keep your skin covered.
- Repel your Clothes
Apply insecticide permethrin to your clothes, as well as spraying relent on skin not covered by clothing. Cover all your bases.
- Damp Bits Beware
Ticks love dark, moist areas, so double check your arm pits, back of knees, and groin.
- Hit the Shower
The first line of defense is a full-body tick check and a pair of tweezers, but you might be able to scrub away any ticks you miss. By lathering up you can slash the risk of tick-born disease.
Be smart and prepared once you hit the trails!
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