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The Best Tick Repellent for Humans

There has been a significant and steady increase in the number of reported tick-borne infections in the United States over the past decade. Lyme disease is the most common, accounting for 82-percent of tick-borne infections in the country.

Lyme disease is carried by hard-bodied ticks. The tick’s ever-expanding geographical range has played a role in the increase of reported cases of infection. There has also been an increase in tick-borne viruses, particularly cases of Powassan virus (POWV).

Tick repellents are a great first line of defense against ticks when outdoors, because the best protection is prevention. These sprays work by making your body unattractive to ticks and other pests, by actively killing them on contact, or serving both purposes.

Choosing a tick repellent isn’t as simple as picking any old bottle with the words ‘Tick Repellent’ on it. There are a few considerations to keep in mind when selecting the best tick spray for humans.

See the full article by Ben Cannon on Bug Lord's website here.

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December 3, 2023

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