We are all happy that the Summer is almost here….and the snow is long gone. The heavy snow we experienced in the Northeast this past winter was like a cozy quilt for baby blacklegged ticks that are now questing for blood as the weather warms up. Beware! Lyme disease-infected ticks aren’t just in forests and fields. They are at city parks, college campuses and playgrounds. There are many products out there for tick prevention.
According to the CDC, there were more than 27,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease and 9,000 probable cases in the U.S. in 2013. The CDC recommends daily tick checks after being outdoors, even in your own yard.
Many commercial bug repellents are full of nasty chemicals like DEET, so you may want to choose a more natural option for you and your loved ones. We have some really awesome options at Johnson Compounding & Wellness.
Ticks-N-All is a great chemical free alternative in an insect repellent. And for your four-legged family members: Ticks N All 4 Dogs and Ticks N All 4 Cats.
Buzz Away will provide you and your family with the most effective chemical free way to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies and gnats.
The TIC-KIT provides peace-of-mind with a safe and effective tick removal tool and a highly accurate laboratory assessment of the tick. Make sure you purchase the TIC KIT ahead of time and activate online so it is ready when you need it (TIC-KIT includes tick removal aide and prepaid testing).The TIC-KIT tests for the most important pathogens in tick borne diseases: Borella burgodorferi, Bartonella, Ehrlichia and Babesia.
Tickease Tick Removal Tweezers are made specifically for the effective removal of engorged ticks.
- Designed specifically to comply with the CDC’s tick removal guidelines
- The only dual-tipped tick remover available
- Safely removes ticks of all sizes, types and levels of engorgement
- For people and pets
- Made from durable stainless steel
- Can withstand the heat of an autoclave for sterilization
- Simple design is easy to use
- Effective and affordable
Give us a call or stop in of you have any questions about Tick Prevention!