Tips For Preventing Ticks While Hiking

There are lots of bugs out there, and there are very few of them that many of us want crawling over our body; but out of all these bugs, ticks are definitely some of the worst! After all, ticks to more than just crawl on your body; they try to make your body their new home! They live off of your blood, and they can be nearly impossible to get rid of once they have made a home! After all, the only way to kill a tick is to burn them or drown them, and even if you pluck them off you, they will continue to harm you. Because of this, your best bet is to keep ticks off your body altogether if you want to keep them from making their home on your body.

Of course, if you do not have pets, and if you are not “the outdoorsy type,” you should have no real problem staying away from ticks. If, on the other hand, you enjoy hiking and camping, you should follow these tips, and it will not be as difficult to keep them off as it normally would be.

Firstly, know that there are two places where you are likely to get ticks: from trees, and from tall grass. If you are hiking or camping, you cannot exactly avoid trees – but if you avoid tall grass as best as possible, you can cut your exposure to ticks in half.

You should also aim to wear pants and long sleeves; you might think this will keep you too hot, but there are plenty of “performance apparel” items that keep you cool. At worst, you should wear pants, as this will at least keep the lower half of your body protected.

There are also bug sprays, such as @@AMAZONTEXT;B002CMOPHS;Sawyer Maxi Deet Insect Repellent@@, that repel ticks in addition to mosquitos, gnats, chiggers, and fleas. By spraying this onto any of your exposed skin before you go into the great outdoors, you will be in much better shape.

Of course, you should be fine as long as you have followed these tips – but all the same, you should always give your body a thorough check whenever you return home.