It's tick season here in New England and I've heard it's going to be one of the worse ones ever. Everyone is asking about ways to repel them without using chemicals. In this episode we talk about ways to repel and remove ticks from your home and your body.
Did you know?
Ticks feed on mice while they are small. So removing mice from your home will get rid of the ticks too.
Ticks are arachnids and are smaller than a period on this page. Make sure you can identify a tick.
Ticks carry more than just Lyme's Disease. They are carriers of numerous different diseases and bacteria.
Nymphs are baby ticks that usually can't get any higher than your ankles. Make sure to wear white socks that are tucked in. Once they get on you they can crawl anywhere.
Ticks don't latch on immediately. They look for thinner skin that they can penetrate such as behind your ears or on your scalp.
If you've been outside, take a shower right away and check and scrub everywhere!
Ticks like humid areas so if you keep your lawn manicured they will likely move to a woodsy area. You can edge your yard with mulch or gravel to create a buffer between the lawn and wooded areas.
Make up a DIY Tick Repellant. You can download the recipe here.