Put Ticks in a Sticky Place
Facebook is great. People share all kinds of things. And because people share what is special to them, you get different things from different people. I had not seen this. But that lint roller that my wife uses to pick up cat hair off everything in the house could have a different use.
For instance, take this hunter who had this great idea.
Anytime I'm out doing a little preseason scouting or hiking in to my favorite off the beaten path fishing holes I always bring a lint roller with me to remove ticks from my clothing. Simply roll the lint roller all over your clothing like you would if you were trying to remove lint or hair. You'd be amazed by the number of ticks I have rolled off my clothing that I would have never known were there. This works especially well for the tiny "seed ticks". If you use multiple sheets of the adhesive paper be sure to take your trash with you- pack it in, pack it out!
According to a Facebook post I saw today, from Matt Geffre,
Use a lint roller right after being in the woods or on a brush walk.. for humans & pets: This could be the most important thing that you see me post! Ticks are an epidemic this year, and these things are as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong scenario! Please not only read it, but share it! Make sure we get the word out about these tics and the disease they carry!
It's summer! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution!
Repellent for your pets:
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.
For you and your family:
In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.
If you have ever shared anything, please click share on this! WE must get the word spread about the dangers of Ticks and how to avoid them!
On a lighter note, sometimes Ticks aren't all that bad. Brad Paisley explains.