Prevention first! To avoid medical bills!
As you can see in this picture, prevention is very important while you are outside because ticks are lurking on you, but there is a way better solution than wearing a chemical protection suit!
Preventive actions: 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.
Use bug repellents and always check your child and yourself after you got home. Check your body for ticks after being outdoors. Conduct a full-body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas, including your own backyard. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Check these parts of your body and your child’s body for ticks: Under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, in and around the hair, between the legs, around the waist. Be careful, and don’t panic if you find some ticks on your body!
What should you do if you get bitten by a tick?
Ticks attach themselves to the skin. Most humans are infected through the bite of immature ticks called nymphs. Adult ticks can also transmit Lyme disease bacteria. Their bite is usually painless, so you may not know you have been bitten. If you notice a tick has attached itself, remove it as soon as possible. Removing ticks within 24 to 36 hours usually prevents infection.
Grab a tweezer and try to grab the tick close to your skin. Gently pull out and do not squeeze the tick’s body. The infection bacteria is in their saliva.
After you removed the tick, check yourself daily for possible symptoms after the bite!
If you have been bitten by a tick of any kind, contact your health care provider immediately if you develop a rash or flu-like symptoms!
Take steps to reduce your chances of being bitten by any tick. Also use Tickless, which provides you chemical-free protection against tick bites. This device is easy to use, and you can easily combine it even with chemicals and non-chemical (bio) repellents too!
Protect your family!