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Tick Tips

June 9, 2017
by Brian Olson, CEO, the bugman


7 Tricks to Protect You from Ticks

  1. Stay Down the Middle
    Ticks are more prevalent on the edges of paths and trails. Don't go off the beaten track.
  2. Stay Bright
    Tiny ticks can be easier to spot on light colored clothing…wear white.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Repel your Clothes
    Apply insecticide permethrin to your clothes, as well as spraying relent on skin not covered by clothing. Cover all your bases.
  6. Damp Bits Beware
    Ticks love dark, moist areas, so double check your arm pits, back of knees, and groin.
  7. 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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