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Tick Season is Upon Us!

Tick Season is Upon Us!

Spring is in full swing across much of North America, and while that means sunnier skies and more green, it also means that tiny tick nymphs are emerging from their eggs.

These ticks, which can easily pass for no more than a freckle on the skin, are notoriously difficult to detect, but are no less dangerous than their full-grown counterparts when it comes to spreading Lyme Disease, a serious and often debilitating bacterial infection.

Protect yourself and your family this spring – and all year – with these important tips:

Ticked Off! – A guest blog by Lyme disease survivor Janet L. DeCesare, complete with tips for avoiding infection.

Timely Tips About Ticks – Advice from the CDC on removing attached ticks.

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know – Warning signs that you may have contracted Lyme disease.


1 Diana Soe { 06.19.15 at 6:28 pm }

eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, geranium oil… Keep it with you so you can replenish when needed on your walks in the woods

2 Michelle Westbrook { 06.18.15 at 9:40 pm } makes an essential oil based bug spray that works for Mosquitos and ticks and it doesn’t include the vinegar!

3 Donna { 06.18.15 at 1:14 pm }

You are right, Rhonda! That happened to me. A good repellant is tea tree oil. I find it in the vitamin/mineral supplements at Walmart.

4 Linda Lewis-Weissinger { 06.18.15 at 10:29 am }

i want something natural and safe for us in the woods. We use dōTERRA TERRASHIELD. AMAZING for Mosquitos and ticks

5 rhonda riley { 06.18.15 at 9:58 am }

The CDC is wrong – as usual . First , disregard the part about the tick not infecting you if you remove it before 36 hrs is up . Ridiculous !!! Two ticks gave me the ” Miyamotoi ” strain within 6 -8 hrs (I was sleeping ) they had crawled off my dog in the night & bit me . And while the tick removal advice is correct – DO NOT PLACE in ALCOHOL !!! Just save the tick in a vial & (empty pill bottle will do ) YOU can have the tick’s DNA tested for Lyme < Babesia , Bartonella , also you can take to a Veternarian for faster & way cheaper results than they can accomplish for us humans . JUst say you found it on your dog !!!

6 judy davis { 04.27.13 at 10:12 pm }

We protect ourselves by spraying or wiping on Avon’s Skin So Soft bath oil before going into wooded areas or beach areas. No fail protection against ticks and fleas for dogs also.

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