10 Tricks to Stop Ticks whereas Mountain climbing — Our Household Hikes

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High 10 Tricks to forestall Ticks or “tick tacks” as our ladies name them 😆
Final yr I checked out a really informative dwell chat between @rozannapurcell and @ticktalkireland over on @thehikelife web page all about Ticks, Lyme Illness and what to do if you happen to discovered one on you or your pet.

Our Mountain climbing Tick historical past with Youngsters

I beforehand had by no means come throughout a Tick in all my years of climbing, enjoying sports activities and out of doors actions and I wouldn’t have recognized what to do if I did. Quick ahead a couple of months after watching the @ticktalkireland video and each our ladies 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 good and we’ve got by no means come throughout one since 🙏

Photos of the Ticks

Under I’ll share some suggestions and knowledge, however to be taught extra observe @ticktalkireland

tips to prevent ticks

The image above is the very place the place the ladies bought the ticks, strolling by the lengthy grass, their tops should 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 she or he loves carrying it.

The way to Stop Ticks on People whereas Mountain climbing

  1. Use a Repellent Spray. I spray all our climbing boots, luggage and equipment earlier than a Hike.
  2. When you’ll be able to 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 if you happen to can (though they can be briefly grass and woodland areas)
  4. Strive strolling within the centre of the woodland paths
  5. When doable, attempt to sit in your 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 automotive to go dwelling.
  7. In the event you discover a tick, don’t panic, use your tick remover (we preserve ours in a zipper lock bag in our 1st help equipment in our Mountain climbing 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 course, then disinfectant the world and your palms.
  9. Place the tick in a ziplock bag and write the identify of the particular person, date and placement on the bag and put it into your freezer once you get dwelling. By placing the tick in a zipper lock bag within the freezer it might assist loads if you happen to begin to develop any signs within the coming days like flu signs or typically not at all times a rash can seem or a bulls-eye rash. If this occurs name your Physician and they’re going to do blood exams, check the frozen tick for any ailments like Lyme Illness and perhaps provide you with antibiotics and so forth.
  10. Get a bathe once you’re dwelling out of your hike and do a greater tick test. Make sure that to test 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, make sure to test your animals too.
I’m no skilled in Ticks, so to be taught extra or in case you have any questions try @ticktalkireland



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