Prevention: How to Get Rid of Ticks Near Your Yard, House, and Body Any Time of Year
Ticks can easily set up shop near your home, but these tips can keep them away and help prevent a bite.
There are few things more horrifying than finding a tick crawling on you—except maybe one that’s already bitten and attached. That’s because tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease are on the rise across the U.S., and they come with unpleasant symptoms, like rashes, joint and muscle pain, dizziness, and headaches.
While tick bites can be scary, there are things you can do to prevent them. It’s important to note that ticks can be highly active anywhere between March and November, so you should be vigilant beyond summer if you’re in a known tick habitat, like deciduous forests or grassy areas.
The first step? Avoid the grief altogether by defending your yard, clothes, and skin from the blood-sucking pests. From landscaping tips to the best repellent to full-body checks, here’s how to get rid of ticks once and for all.
May 5, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).