Have I ever told you the one about the time that I was about to enjoy a nice, warm bath and discovered a monster tick on my leg? Yeah, it happened to me in Tick Check! True Story- Take a Look at What I Found. Our family lives in a rural area where ticks, mosquitoes and sooo many other critters and creatures abound. We are continually in search of an effective and convenient method of protecting our kids from ticks and mosquitoes, as they play and hike outdoord. The "Battle of the Buggies" is an ongoing challenge especially with insect-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease being very common in our area.
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During each annual visit to the pediatrician for physical examinations, the importance of performing tick checks and dangers of Lyme Disease are discussed. Diagnoses of Lyme disease are steadily increasing. According to CDC estimations, the number of cases in the United States amount to approximately 300,000 cases per year.
Take a look at these useful tick protection tips including insect shield repellent clothing solutions to help eliminate contact with ticks, mosquitoes, and other common insects.
* Perform Daily Tick Checks- Our routine is for everyone to do a full body tick check as soon as we return being outdoors. It is also effective to tick check before showering or bathing. The best defense is taking quick action, proper removal of ticks can prevent transmission of tick-borne illnesses.
* Avoid Tick Habitats- Living in a heavily wooded, and grassy area we share common ground with ticks and mosquitoes. Avoiding known tick habitats can sometimes be difficult however, remembering to walk in the center of well-traveled paths and trails helps to limit tick encounters.
* Properly Remove Ticks- There is an acquired skill to safely removing attached ticks. Begin by disinfecting the surrounding area with alcohol. Then, using tweezers or a flat edge, remove the tick "head" as close to the skin as possible and pull straight out. Clean and disinfect the area again after removing the tick. Safely save the tick in a plastic bag or container for medical evaluation or dispose of the tick.
* Wear Tick Repellent Clothing- Insect Shield Tick Repellent Apparel converts clothing and gear into effective and long-lasting insect protection. The repellenct technology is bonded into the fabric and appropriate for use by the entire family without restrictions for use.
The assortment consists of lightweight, performance-based options that are great for active, outside play – think camp, BBQs, sports, picnics and more. The collection includes boys and girls matching performance pants, shirts, hoodies and headbands. (Size range: 2T - 7/8)
Insect Shield Youth Basics
A collection of basics that work great for a variety of summer outdoor activities and camping adventures including socks, shorts, tees, hats, khakis and jeans. (Size range: 7/8 - 16)
Insect Shield Quick Facts:
• Repellency is in the clothing – not on your skin
• Repellency lasts through 70 launderings
• No restrictions for use
• Appropriate for the entire family
• No need to re-apply
• Repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chigger and midges including those that can cause Lyme Disease, malaria and other dangerous insect-borne diseases.