There is something good that can be said about every season of the year but for many of us, there is nothing quite like heading outdoors during the summer. The warmer weather, sunny skies and green grass just seemed to call to us, especially if we had just dealt with a long winter of cold and snow. Summer may be fantastic but it is not without its own problems.
If there is one thing that many of us tend to do during the summertime, it spend time outdoors. It doesn’t matter if we are spending time in our own backyard, hiking in the mountains or on a camping getaway, there is danger that is lurking all around. I’m not talking about wild animals, nor am I talking about exposure to sunlight. I’m talking about ticks, and you need to be careful.
Most of us tend to cringe and begin scratching the moment that we even think about ticks. They are more than just a nuisance, they are a bloodsucking pest that can make life miserable if we happen to be around them. They attach to us, feeding on our blood and leaving behind diseases in some cases that are both dangerous and even deadly. Obviously, we would want to avoid any contact with ticks, and this article can help it to become a reality.
The next time you find yourself outdoors in the summertime, take a moment to take advantage of this suggestion. It may be a simplistic trick, but it can keep ticks from attaching to your skin and leaving behind issues that we would all want to avoid.
Lint Roller and Essential Oil
Grab a lint roller and some essential oils and you will be enjoying a summer without ticks. Use the type of lint roller that has adhesive layers. When you go outside, roll it on your clothing on occasion. It may just pick up some ticks that you didn’t know were there.
The essential oils may help keep the ticks from climbing on you in the first place. Spray it on your clothing and rub it on your skin. It also has the effect of keeping away black flies and mosquitoes. It’s a much better alternative than insect repellent.
Use These 5 Essential Oils for Repelling Bugs:
1. Lavender – it may smell good to us but bugs hate it! It works for flies, mosquitoes and other insects.
2. PennyRoyal – this is a member of the mint family and it is toxic to insects.
3. Lemongrass – tropical lemongrass has a citrusy sent and is a natural tick and flea repellent. You can spray it directly on your skin.
4. Eucalyptus – use this with citronella oil or on its own to drive the bugs away. The Journal of medical entomology says that Eucalyptus extract can reduce tick bites and infections.
5. Lemon – use some lemon essential oil on your skin and clothing to keep away fleas and other bugs. You can slightly dilute it before before spraying it.
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