Mike Travers

Owner of EcoGeek Pest Control and expert in all things Pest Control!

7 Tips to Tick Control and Bite Prevention


Ticks are like arachnids, which are mostly 3 to 5 mm long, and have existed on the earth for a minimum 90 million years. Tick bites show symptoms after a few days or weeks. What will be the symptom of the tick bite will depend on the nature of the microbe which is transmitted by the tick. The best and full proof method to stay tick-free is to avoid visiting the areas where ticks lurk. Well, it means to stay out of the bush and high grass developed in and around the wooded areas. There are a few ways which you can adapt to control ticks and its bite prevention.

  1. We suggest you wear light-colored clothes. Light shades of clothes will make it easy to spot the ticks, especially the tiny deer tick. Wear long sleeves as this will keep your hands safe from tick attack
  2. While visiting bushy areas you should Tuck the pants inside the socks. We agree that it will not give an impressive look but will certainly create a barrier against the tick’s attack.
  3. Make use of insect repellent. Maximum chemicals which are used to repel mosquitoes are suitable to fight against ticks, but you need to use a heavier concentration of it to keep ticks away. You need to spray it on clothes and avoid spraying it on the skin.  Wear permethrin-based clothing having a minimum 30 percent DEET.
  4. Avoid walking close to the brushes and stick to walking through the middle. Ticks are not capable of flying and so they can only get in touch with you when you get close to bushes or environments where they exist like wooded areas, moist and often shady zones.
  5. Remain in sunny areas. Ticks find it difficult to survive in dry and open areas. Play or sit in a well-maintained lawn or sunny open ground.
  6. Take Bathe within two hours of coming from outside, and also check your dress to discover any ticks. Wash clothes using the dryer with high heat for at least an hour to kill ticks in clothes.
  7. The ideal way for the removal of a tick is the use of fine-tip tweezers. Fold the skin and then pull off the tick using the tweezer as it is and burn. Disinfect the affected site and observe the symptoms of any type of infection. If the infection starts spreading, meet your doctor for immediate treatment.

So these are some helpful tips for you to control ticks and its bite prevention.

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