Prevention Tips

  • Apply “I’m N.O.T Gonna Get Ticked!  Re-apply often…at least every 2 hours.   Feels and smells great.  Very, very refreshing on a hot day!
    •  Safe for children as well as adults and dogs….no cats!
      • Unlike toxic repellents people do not feel the need to remove it immediately.  This repellent is actually soothing and good for your skin!  ​
    • Regardless of wearing repellent always do a full body check on humans and dogs!
  • Cover as much of your skin as possible when working or playing in grassy or wooded areas. Wear a hat, a long-sleeved shirt, and long pants with the legs tucked into your socks. Keep in mind that it is easier to spot ticks on light-colored clothes. If you think you may have a tick on your clothing, put your clothing in a clothes dryer for 10 to 15 minutes to kill the tick.
  • Wear gloves when you handle animals or work in the woods.
  • Take steps to control ticks on your property if you live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent. Clearing leaves, brush, tall grasses, woodpiles, and stone fences from around your house and the edges of your yard or garden may help reduce the tick population and the rodent population that the ticks depend on. Remove plants that attract deer, and use barriers to keep deer-and the deer ticks they may carry-out of your yard. Treating yards with chemicals that kill ticks (ascaricides) is sometimes effective but exposes you and your pets to chemicals that may not be safe. You may choose to treat your lawn for ticks with nonchemical or environmentally safe methods instead. Call your local landscaping nursery or county extension office for more information.
  • Stay away from tick-infested areas.