Top 5 Ways to Avoid Deer Tick Bites

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Keeping our families and pets safe during the spring, summer, and fall seasons from tick-borne disease, like Lyme, is always a priority. While there is no way to stop ticks and other dangerous insects from existing, preventative measures can be taken to avoid their dangers. At AllGreen Lawncare, we provide some of the best tick control services in Weston, MA, and surrounding towns. Beyond our investment in liquid or granular treatments, we have a few other suggestions for avoiding potential deer tick bites when outdoors.

Avoid tall grass and extremely wooded areas

Deer ticks get this nickname from where they can find their preferred host, the white-tailed deer. Commonly, deer can be found in wooded areas, such as long hiking trails, or extremely grassy areas. When possible, avoiding these locations will help prevent the chances of a bite.

Dress in long sleeves and pants when in these areas

If you are headed into an area known to have deer ticks, or any ticks for that matter, dressing appropriately for the environment is an easy way to help prevent a bite, or at least slow down the chances of one occurring.

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Use tick repellent on exposed skin

In the heart of summer, dressing in long clothing won’t be realistic. For the exposed areas of your body, utilizing tick or insect repellent will further your protection. There are several available repellents on the market that are safe for adults, kids, and animals. However, many people have turned away from commercialized repellents and prefer the use of essential oils. Whatever method you prefer, when venturing into the woods, protection is a must.

Thoroughly inspect clothing and skin after returning indoors

One of the best habits to get yourself into after being outdoors is checking yourself and your clothing for ticks. Changing your clothes, examining your skin, and your animal’s fur ensures if a tick did bite, you catch it early enough to avoid potential disease transmission.

Invest in yard treatment

Though you might not be able to control every outdoor area you use in the warmer seasons, you can rest well knowing AllGreen is here to protect you home with professional tick control services. Our team provides tick control in Weston, MA, and surrounding areas that will keep your family and pets safe from harmful tick bites.

To learn more about our products and services, or to request a free estimate, please call our experts in West Roxbury (617) 327-5555 or in Norwood (781) 762-7080.

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