The best part about summer is spending time in the beautiful outdoors. Whether you are hiking in the woods, enjoying a round of golf, or simply strolling through the luxury apartment community at Center Pointe, many summer activities revolve around being outside. Although spending time outdoors is fun, getting bit by ticks, mosquitos, and other insects is the worst part about summer.
Protection from ticks is critical while you are out and about enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Not only are tick and insect bites itchy and painful, they can also be harmful to your health. Ticks and mosquitoes can carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease, which is why getting the proper protection from ticks is extremely important. Here are a few tips on how to keep those pesky ticks and insects away so you can enjoy your time in the wilderness without worrying about bug bites.
1.) Bug Repellent
Of course, bug repellent is going to be one of the best ways to get protection from ticks and prevent insect bites. Spray around your ankles, but be careful not to spray around your eyes or hands. Lightly spritzing your skin can help prevent ticks from crawling on you and potentially spreading diseases.
2.) Wear Protective Clothing
If you are going on a hike in the woods where you know ticks might be an issue, then perhaps choose to wear long pants and long sleeves in order to protect yourself from insects. Even if it is hot, it can help prevent any insect bites that may cause future health problems down the road.
3.) Choose Light Colors
Because ticks are dark, wearing light colors can help identify them easily on your clothes so you can prevent potential bites. If you have on dark clothing, it’s going to be much more difficult to spot a tick crawling up your leg.
4.) Stay On The Trail
If you are going hiking, be sure to stay on the trail. Keeping out of tall grass and areas with thick underbrush can help provide some protection from ticks and other insect bites. The landscaping team at Center Pointe Apartments maintains an immaculate lawn partially for aesthetic purposes, but also to keep the tick population down.
5.) Always Check For Ticks
If you’ve spent the day outside, walking through the woods, or playing fetch at Turkey Hill Park with your dog, be sure to check yourself for ticks when you get home. Inspecting yourself can help you spot any ticks crawling on you so you may be able to stop them before they bite. Even if the tick is already attached, the risk for disease increases the longer the tick stays attached. Be sure to shower as well, and check your furry friends for ticks.
Summer is one of the best seasons of the year, but with the warm weather and tall grass come ticks. Be sure to follow these simple tips to prevent those annoying tick and mosquito bites!
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