Tick season is back, and full swing! Ticks are most active in the spring + fall, and will remain active in the summer! As soon as the weather hits 4°c, the ticks become awake + active.
Ticks can be found when you are:
- playing in the grass
- near long grass
How can you try to avoid ticks:
- cover up
- wear long pants
- tuck your pant leg into your socks
- closed toe shoes
- avoid tall grasses
- wear light clothing
- pull long hair back into a pony tail
- use insect repellent that has “deet” in it, especially if you can’t wear pants
Do a check on yourself or the kiddos when out in areas where ticks can be found, look:
- behind the knees
- on your head
- in your belly button
- in your groin area
- under your arm
- your back
It is hard to avoid areas where ticks are, as their playground is also our playground, but taking the necessary precautions + preventive measures can create an environment for us where we are tick-aware!
Attached are links, and images from the goverment of Canada, and other amazing information! Journey Haven + the team are not Tick Care Specialists, nor are we Health Care Specialists.