What is the best natural way to prevent tick-bites?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wear long pants (trousers) and long sleeves when going in high risk areas. And tuck your pants into your socks. It is best to avoid known tick infested areas if you have young kids in particular.

    Read this as there are some other useful tips:

    http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/ticks.htm

    Other tips:

    Check yourself, your children and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks you find.

    Wear light coloured clothing so that you can easily spot any ticks and quickly remove them.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tickbites.html

    You could also try Citriodiol spray, which is based on Eucalyptus oil, which is supposed to have repellency properties. This would be a natural alternative to DEET.

    http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513...

  • 1 decade ago

    Wear long pants (trousers) and long sleeves when going in high risk areas. And tuck your pants into your socks. It is best to avoid known tick infested areas.

  • 1 decade ago

    Stay indoors!

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