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 Post subject: Tick repellents and prevention for home, pets & you
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:10 pm 
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Protecting yourself while outdoors (For yard & pets scroll down to second post)

A good clothing tick repellent is by Repel called Permanone. It can be purchased at Walmart or online.

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This repellent is unique in the sense that if you intend to be outdoors, you spray it on your clothing (do this outside) it is NOT to be used on your skin!! Spray well, (follow directions) hang out until dry for a couple of hours. Don't forget your shoes and socks too!

Once dry you can use these clothes outdoors for up to 2 weeks or through 5 washings. Great to have a for gardening clothing, taking your dogs to the park, etc.

This is a much better alternative to skin repellents that contain dangerous chemicals like DEET that can add to health issues!

Another newer tick repellent for clothing good through 70 washes:

http://www.buzzoff.com/CMSContent/Default.aspx

They also have a clothing line of tick repellent clothing!
Watch video of how it works: http://www.buzzoff.com/Video/default.htm

Tick repellent clothing (look for "Insect Shield" clothing line): http://www.exofficio.com/product_categories.aspx

Other tick repellent clothing:
Bug Shirt Clothing line: http://www.bugshirt.com/

Tick Prevention for home and yard:
http://ag.udel.edu/extension/horticultu ... ent-13.pdf


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Always wear light colored clothing when outdoors, long sleeves, pants tucked into shoes if possible. Have someone (or you can) use a small wisk broom to sweep your cloting off before entering into your home, brush through your hair outside and use that brush only for that purpose. Ticks are found in everyone's backyards, don't think you don't have ticks living in your bushes, or woodpiles or under leaf litter. It is best to have an "outdoor" set of clothing for outdoor use only and never to be worn in the house. I always change from my outdoor clothes to my indoor clothes before entering my home, right down to my shoes and socks. I simply change in my garage and put on my indoor clothes before entering my home. I find wearing white spandex leggings and a white long sleeve t-shirt (sprayed) perfect for walking our dogs at the park or any work in the yard. Even in hot temperatures you'd be amazed how cool white leggings and a long sleeve cotton t-shirt can be. I have a specific pair of shoes and socks as well, that are sprayed that I only wear outdoors.
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Always do thorough tick checks before or during showering, look into a mirror at the back side of your body. If you notice any tiny new "mark" inspect it closely for what it may be. Ticks are as small as this (.) it could appear to be a black head pimple or freckles. Check areas such as armpits, hairline, scalp and genitals.

This may all sound bothersome, over protective, extreme. Well if you have Lyme disease then you know that taking the extra time it takes to do these things are worth a possible lifetime of good health or sickness.

(Scroll down for more tick prevention for your yard and pets)

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 Post subject: Re: Tick repellents and prevention
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:50 pm 
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Protecting your yard and pets

Tick tubes Image placed around your yard will keep your property free of ticks. Read here how these work, these are good if you have mice in your yards: http://www.ticktubes.com/


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Spraying your yard once per month with something like Pre-Strike Yard & Garden Spray will kill ticks, fleas and other insects. You hook this up to your hose and spray grass, bushes, trees, etc., MAKE SURE it dries before pets walk on it! Best applied on a sunny day with pets indoors and away from spray area! Can be googled and purchased at most pet stores and online

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Always keep your cats and dogs protected DO NOT use flea collars they are toxic to animals, it is best to consult w/your vet for alternate methods of BETTER protection - (my choice is Frontline) with either Frontline (waterproof) or some other tick repellent/killer drops that last up to 6 weeks. Frontline and AdvanTIX are the ONLY 2 drops that offer flea and TICK protection. Read labels! Most only cover fleas, you need both!

Make sure to use on your dogs and/or cats at least every 4-6 weeks (or follow directions or vet advice). Both can purchased online or at pet stores without a prescription. I bathe my dogs outside once per month and then wait 24 hours and apply Frontline. I do not use flea or tick shampoo's - Frontline is enough.

If your pets are indoor/outdoor as mine, brush them frequently outdoors. The repellent/killers prevent ticks from attaching to your pets, but they do not however stop ticks from taking a ride on their coat or paws right into your house.

Sold for both cats and dogs:


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NATURAL ALTERNATIVE FOR FLEAS/TICKS FOR PETS LINKS:

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/ART00566

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