-borne are dangerous and even deadly, but there are many different ways for you to prevent tick-borne diseases, including choices, , training, site awareness, DEET, personal inspections, and a number of other strategies.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the best strategies to prevent these.
Prevention of Tick-Borne Diseases
Ways to prevent tick-borne diseases include:
If you are in an outdoors industry for any reason, from your surroundings. Do your due diligence by asking your employer about previous tick or the specific areas where your job will require you to go. When working on the site, try to avoid excess exposure to , tight , or dry, leafy piles. This simple site awareness can do wonders for your preventative efforts.counselor to lumberjack, it is important to know as much as you can about
Personal Protective Equipment
Clothing choices are always important in the prevention of tick-borne diseases. Long Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in a tick-concentrated area.and long pants, as well as thick-soled boots, , and a hat, represent a solid start to your
DEET or Repellent
A common-sense strategy, if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in areas containing apply insect repellent regularly. Repellents that contain DEET are highly recommended, especially for -country where a bit more is required to keep at bay. should be encouraged to reapply the repellent as often as necessary while at the work site, and the repellent should be provided for workers., is to simply
On a daily basis (or even more frequently, if possible), you should perform a simple tick check on the exposed parts of your all areas of the body, but pay particular attention to areas near exposed skin from your last time outside.. In the morning before you get dressed is usually a good time, as well as any time you may be getting into or out of the . Check any and
Protect Your Pets
Many ticks get into your home or life through your check your pets for ticks, especially following a hike, as these ticks can not only get your pets but also detach and infect other members of your family during contact with your pet., as your energetic puppy might go crashing through wooded areas without any real concern for what ticks or he is up along the way. You should regularly
Wash and Dry All Your Clothes
After spending any amount of time out in the wilderness, it is important to clean your high heat setting for 10-15 minutes, as this will kill whatever ticks may have survived the . This simple post-hike activity can keep you and your wardrobe safe from infestation.thoroughly, and allow them to tumble-dry, not dry. You should put the clothes on
Cut Down on Deer Activity
If you are working in an area that is near a large deer population, set up a system to reduce deerin the area you will be spending time. Deer ticks are some of the most common and can carry a number of different diseases. As the deer population continues to explode in certain parts of the , the risk of deer tick-borne diseases rises.
Some including the use of eucalyptus oil, almond , and vinegar. This combination is highly unpleasant to ticks, and they will avoid latching on to skin that has been treated with this mixture. The and both possess high levels of compounds and the eucalyptus oil hides the . Garlic and oil is also a good addition, as the compounds in garlic are highly distasteful to ticks.options are well known for preventing tick-borne diseases,
Timely Reporting of Incidents
At a work site, if you experience an injury or illness, or develop a rash or, be sure to report this quickly. Whoever reviews the cases will be more apt to recognize the or conditions of a tick-borne disease, and can recommend the proper treatment and steps to take. If you hesitate to report an injury or tick bite, you could be putting yourself at greater risk.