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How to Prevent Mosquito and Tick Diseases

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In the warm summer weather, most of us like to get outside and spend time together. In doing so mosquitoes and ticks can play a terrible roll in our outside activities.

They can ruin our day and take all the fun out of it. There are bees that can sting or bite us we don’t want that. There are other bugs that can aggravate us like spiders and ants.

None of us like any of those things but the ones that might be the most aggravating would be mosquitoes and ticks.

Why because some of them carry viruses and diseases. Some of the bacteria that carried by them are very dangerous and can be deadly.

  • Mosquito bites carry different viruses like West Nile, Zika, Malaria, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Encephalitis.

  • Ticks carry other viruses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, Rickettsia, Relapsing fever, and Typhus.

 

How to protect ourselves from Mosquito and Tick bites?

So if we are going to be outside this summer we are going to have to protect ourselves from mosquitoes and ticks.

These are a few steps we can take to do that…

  • One of the best things we can do is to cover up with long shirts, pants, and socks.
  • When we can’t cover up then we have to use bug repellent that is put on our skin and clothing.
  • This may not keep all the insects off you or your clothes after being outside. So when you come back inside throw your clothes in the dryer for a few minutes. This will kill whatever is on them.
  • The next thing you can do is to check and make sure everybody is tick free.
  • Another thing that might help if you are camping and have use of a tent try to stay in the tent as much as possible if not using a campfire. Especially if you are in a mosquito-prone area.
  • You can make your homemade mosquito spray to learn how to click here.

What can you do at home?

Around the house, you may be infested we mosquito and ticks. What are some of the things you can do to reduce the chance of getting them on you?

  • If you have trees around your home try to keep the lower limbs trimmed and sprayed with insect repellent.
  • Spray any bushes and flowers with bug repellent.
  • Spray the yard with repellent.
  • If there is any water or damp areas around your home remove them and dry them up.
  • Plant lemon grass and mosquito plants which will help repel mosquitoes.

 

Reason for this Article

Everybody needs to be safe when they are doing outdoor activities. We have no control over nature and the conditions of the weather we have to learn to endure.

 

 

Doing the simple things that we love to do when being outdoors sharing the environment and natures creatures. It’s their environment so that’s where they have to live so we have to adapt to them.

 

 

The thing is they can be dangerous if we don’t protect ourselves and learn to live with them safely. That’s where livegreaterhealth.com comes into play by giving the information to help protect people.

Conclusion

We’ve come to the end of this post here at livegreaterhealth.com/how-to-prevent-mosquito-and-tick-bites. Hoping that we have given some helpful information when it comes to being safer when out and about this summer. Do not take it for granted this is a serious topic and should be looked upon as something that should be accounted for every time you are outside. If there is anything that you would like a little more help with drop us a line below in the comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Fred Rexroat

8 Comments

  1. The summer is here and the bugs are coming out more so this post is perfect. Also, I am planning on moving to Alaska in August and they have a lot of mosquitos so I thank you for this post. I am not a fan of bugs(who is) but mosquitos are the worst. Okay, maybe not the worst. I like the idea of an organic bug repellent so I will be sure to purchase plenty of it. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Melissa for the comment. You know mosquitoes are pretty irritating insects and carry many diseases. Though we have to be in their environment we got to learn how to repel them for our safety.

  2. Hey Fred! I love the idea of planting things around the house to naturally deter bugs like lemongrass. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks for the link too to make my own natural bug spray. The ingredients are easy to find and the recipe looks very easy to make. What are your thoughts on deet? I’d heard a lot of bad things but when I googled it I read that there aren’t any proven reasons to NOT use it, what’s your take? I still use it whenever I’m in the yard. Thanks!

    • Thanks, for the comment Jennifer. Natural is the way to go in using bug spray. Deet is a chemical that has been deemed safe for kids when used as directed. Too much can be absorbed through the skin and is not recommended for children under 3. I would prefer homemade natural bug spray only to stay away from the chemicals. Deet should not be used no more than once a day and avoid hands and face area with it.

  3. Hi Fred, yes bugs can truly be a pest and totally ruin the summer for you if you’re not careful. I really learnt some brilliant ways to avoid this from your article which is great because I am one of those people that mosquito’s just love to feast on, maybe I have sweet blood or something.
    Anyway, I love the idea of spraying the trees and bushes around your house with bug repellent. The guy in your picture looked like he was a professional using an industrial spray or something which is something that I have never seen in the UK, nor do I think we have such services so I’m presuming there is not much call for it here.
    But I will for sure be using your idea of putting clothes into a hot drier to kill remaining bugs. Thanks

    • Thank you, Stefanie, for the comment. Them darn mosquitoes like me awful well too. If there is one around anywhere it gets on me. That was just a generic picture of a guy spraying trees. You can do your own spraying if needed. If you do have a mosquito and tick problem where you live or when you are outside It’s much safer to make your own spray.

  4. I lived in Alaska for 22 years, so I know how pesky mosquitoes can be. Now the issue here is fleas. My dogs get a flea pill every month, and I do take precautions by spraying the yard, as I definitely do not want these in my yard, and then in the house. I am do to spray again. I will take a look at the products you have listed, thanks!

    • Thank you, Leahrae, for the comment. I have never been to Alaska I would think it was cold and there wouldn’t be fleas but I guess I’m wrong with that.
      I have animals or cats and a dog and have a problem with fleas also. We use flea pills and flea baths with our dog and still have problems. I suspect it’s because of the cats. Flea sprays will help the outside area but would have to be done often at least once a week.

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