How to Avoid Tick and Mosquito Bites This Summer

How to Avoid Tick and Mosquito Bites This Summer

July 20, 2018

How to Avoid Tick and Mosquito Bites Away from Home

  • Wear protective clothing. One of the best defenses for insect bites of all kinds is to wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when you're spending time outdoors. This is especially important if you're in the woods or walking through tall grass. If you don't have exposed skin, ticks and mosquitoes are more likely to move on to someone else that does.
  • Use portable insect repellant. MosquitoNix® offers a variety of different mosquito repellant products. Some of these are ideal for use at campsites and other outdoor areas because of their portable designs. Use one of these portable mosquito and tick repellants to keep insects away from your camp.
  • Avoid tall grass. If you're spending time outdoors, be sure to avoid walking through tall grass when you can. Ticks will often climb tall stalks of grass and sit on them, waiting for a new host to walk by. As you brush up against the grass, they grab onto you and quickly search for a place to latch on.
  • Do research about potential diseases if you're traveling abroad. If you plan on traveling abroad to places such as South America, Africa or Asia this summer, be sure to research what diseases are prevalent. Many of these countries have multiple mosquito-borne illnesses that you can catch during your visit. If a vaccine is available, save yourself a bad trip and get the shot before you go.

How to Avoid Tick and Mosquito Bites at Home

  • Set up a mosquito and tick control service. We offer several different pest control services. Our general residential pest control and commercial pest control services both work to repel mosquitoes and ticks. We also offer more targeted mosquito control for those who are most concerned about repelling mosquitoes.
  • Use a home mosquito repellant device. Our mosquito repellant products are also ideal for use in any backyard or outdoor area at a commercial establishment. They emit mosquito spray and can be set to a timer.

What to Do If You're Bitten

  • Check for ticks regularly. It's very important to check your entire body for ticks after you've spent the day in the woods or anywhere in the outdoors. The sooner you find the culprit, the less chance it will have to gorge itself on your blood.
  • Learn how to remove ticks properly. It can be tempting to simply rip the tick off of your body once you find it. However, if you don't complete this procedure correctly, you'll end up ripping its head off and leaving it embedded in your skin. This site can become infected. Use a pair of tweezers and pull the tick out without twisting it for the most effective removal. Flush it down the toilet to dispose of the body.
  • See a doctor if you feel sick. If you've been bitten by a mosquito or a tick and you feel flu-like symptoms or other signs of illness, see a medical professional immediately. These insects can transmit very serious diseases and it's important to catch them in the early stages.

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