Chemicals vs. Ultrasonic repellents
Ticks have become a huge problem in recent years. They are spreading everywhere, and they can carry some scary illnesses, such as Lyme disease and Babesia, that affect pets as well as people. Finding effective, affordable, tick repellent for ourselves isn’t easy, because 100% protection doesn’t exist on the market! We need to understand that tick protection deserves year-round attention. Due to the mild winter, the tick population has multiplied in the last few years and Lyme Disease and Babesia are not the only two illnesses we can worry about! There are other viruses which can be more dangerous than Lyme disease like anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Powassan virus. But Dog Ticks can spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and certain types of tularemia, and Lone Star Ticks can cause tularemia, ehrlichiosis and southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI) too.
Take steps to reduce your chances of being bitten by any tick!
When going outside to an area likely to have ticks: Stick to main pathways and the center of trails when hiking. Wear a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt with long pants and tuck your pants into your socks. This may be difficult to do when the weather is hot, but it will help keep ticks away from your skin and make it easier to spot a tick on your clothing.
Ticks are dangerous!
Protect your child and family to avoid illnesses and the hospital treatments! Take steps to reduce your chances of being bitten by any tick and use bug repellents and always check your child and yourself after you get home.
Prevention is more important than ever because tick season is getting worse year by year. When it comes to chemical repellents that truly keep ticks away, there are four active ingredients you can look for, according to the CDC:
- Oil of lemon eucalyptus
“Tick repellent chemicals are not well understood, but they are thought to disrupt tick host-seeking behavior” explains Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, an entomologist at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Although DEET is safe for use on children, many parents prefer to use bug repellents that are DEET-free. Natural repellents are made with plant oils such as citronella, lemongrass, peppermint, and cedarwood. They generally need to be reapplied more often than products containing DEET.
But there are people who do not want to use chemicals or want to use more repellers to maximize the effectiveness. Tickless offers the best of both worlds – it is an effective tick repellent that is also absolutely harmless to people and pets. It is the ideal solution for those who do not want to use chemicals or need extra protection to keep ticks away. It is non-toxic and does not use or release any chemical substances or odors, safe to use for everybody.
“Ticks have a sensory organ on their forelegs that detects odors, CO2, and heat. Repellents are thought to interfere with that sensory organ” says Gangloff-Kaufmann.
The Tickless devices emit ultrasonic pulses that are imperceptible to humans, animals or wildlife, but disturb ticks “sensory organs” thus keeping them away. There is no other tick repeller on the market which can be used from babies’ very first day spent outdoors.
Take steps to reduce your chances of being bitten by any tick. Use Tickless, which provides you a chemical free protection against tick bite. This device is easy to use, and you can easily combine with chemicals and non-chemical (bio) repellents also!
CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention