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10 Tricks to Stop Ticks whereas Mountaineering — Our Household Hikes

Prime 10 Tricks to stop Ticks or “tick tacks” as our women name them 😆
Final 12 months I checked out a really informative reside chat between @rozannapurcell and @ticktalkireland over on @thehikelife web page all about Ticks, Lyme Illness and what to do in case you discovered one on you or your pet.

Our Mountaineering Tick historical past with Youngsters

I beforehand had by no means come throughout a Tick in all my years of mountain climbing, taking part in sports activities and outside actions and I wouldn’t have identified what to do if I did. Quick ahead a number of months after watching the @ticktalkireland video and each our women had a tick on their tummies, at the exact same time 🤢.

Fortunately we had our tick removers, froze the ticks in a zipper lock bag, disinfected the world and watched out for all of the indicators of Lyme Illness. Thank God, they have been each excellent and we have now by no means come throughout one since 🙏

Photos of the Ticks

Under I’ll share some suggestions and data, however to study extra observe @ticktalkireland

tips to prevent ticks

The image above is the very place the place the women bought the ticks, strolling via the lengthy grass, their tops will need to have lifted and the ticks latched onto their tummies.

What do Ticks appear like?

What does a Tick look like on a human?

Image 2 above reveals the Tick buried headfirst into our child’s tummy 🤢🙈

What to make use of to take away Tick?

tips to prevent ticks

The Image reveals the Tick Removers and Repellent Spray that we use. We used the Tick removers to take away the ticks in our child’s tummies and located them very efficient.

The above image reveals #ourlittlehikers repellent bracelet. We discover the bracelet superb and he or she loves carrying it.

Find out how to Stop Ticks on People whereas Mountaineering

  1. Use a Repellent Spray. I spray all our mountain climbing boots, luggage and kit earlier than a Hike.
  2. When you possibly can put on pants, tuck them into your socks and tuck your t-shirts into your pants too.
  3. Attempt to keep away from lengthy grass in case you can (though they will also be in brief grass and woodland areas)
  4. Strive strolling within the centre of the woodland paths
  5. When attainable, attempt to sit in your mountain climbing bag, pad, blanket (shake it out afterwards) or a stone when having picnics.
  6. Do a fast Tick Examine earlier than stepping into the automobile to go dwelling.
  7. For those who discover a tick, don’t panic, use your tick remover (we maintain ours in a zipper lock bag in our 1st help equipment in our Mountaineering bag)
  8. Take away the tick with the tick remover by getting near the pores and skin the place the pinnacle is connected and easily pull in an upwards path, then disinfectant the world and your fingers.
  9. Place the tick in a ziplock bag and write the title of the individual, date and site on the bag and put it into your freezer if you get dwelling. By placing the tick in a zipper lock bag within the freezer it will assist lots in case you begin to develop any signs within the coming days like flu signs or typically not all the time a rash can seem or a bulls-eye rash. If this occurs name your Physician and they’ll do blood exams, take a look at the frozen tick for any ailments like Lyme Illness and possibly provide you with antibiotics and many others.
  10. Get a bathe if you’re dwelling out of your hike and do a greater tick verify. Make sure that to verify the next locations
    • legs, ankles
    • behind the knees
    • across the waistline, bellybutton
    • armpits
    • Again of neck, hairline, inside and behind the ears.

Examine your Canine for Ticks

Additionally, you should definitely verify your animals too.
I’m no knowledgeable in Ticks, so to study extra or if in case you have any questions take a look at @ticktalkireland



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