Ticks spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other illnesses to people and animals. Avoid being bitten by following these tick prevention tips from Arkadia Eco Pest Control. Arkadia provides safe, effective, environmentally friendly tick control services in New Jersey.Avoid Tick Encounters
Staying out of ticks' way is half the battle. The following tips can help prevent tick run-ins in the first place to reduce the risk of being bitten:Know Their HabitatsAvoid Wooded AreasStay Away from Areas With Brush or Tall GrassWalk on Pavement Instead of Grass When Possible
If you must venture into places with heavy vegetation, check your clothing, gear, hair and body for ticks as soon as you get home. In addition to inspecting kids post-outing, check your furry family members for ticks. Shower immediately to further reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases.Repel Ticks
Sometimes you can't avoid tick-prone areas. Protect yourself and family members with these tick-repelling measures:Use EPA-Registered Insect RepellentsTreat Clothes With Anti-Tick Products Containing 0.5% Permethrin
Avoid using bug repellents on children two months or younger. Repellents with PMD and OLE should not be used on anyone three years of age or younger.