How To Take Action Before Mosquito And Tick Season

How To Take Action Before Mosquito And Tick Season

So many of us know what's coming as soon as the first day of spring arrives. We also know that some of those who live in areas where there is a lot of water and foliage will be dealing with mosquitoes and ticks earlier than usual, if they haven't already. This is one of the most dangerous times to go hiking and camping, and the pesky little bugs also love to stay in our backyards and eat us alive.

This article is for those who know what's coming, but others may find the information helpful when dealing with these pests. Learn three ways to take action before mosquito and tick season from LCI Services.

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Choose The Proper Clothing For Hiking

Before you go hiking in any area, make sure to check the weather forecast. If there is a chance of rain or storms, don't plan your hike at that time. Additionally, if it's going to be extremely hot or cool out, make sure not to wear clothes that don't breathe well and will make it easier for the ticks and mosquitoes to find you. Opt instead for hiking pants that can be pulled over your normal clothes; this will help keep the bugs off of you.

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Do Regular Tick Checks

If you've recently been in tall grass, bushes, or wooded areas, it's important to do a tick check once you get home. This is when many people discover they have ticks crawling all over them. If you don't remove them soon enough, your chances of being bitten by one are greatly increased.

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Tuck Pants Into Boots

This is a very simple way to stop ticks from crawling up your pants and into your boots. If the area that you're going hiking in may have ticks or mosquitos, this is a great way to ensure ticks don't reach you.

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Clean Your Carpets

Carpets can be a good home for ticks and other bugs to lay their eggs. However, regular carpet and rug cleaning can help keep bugs outside of your home. Learn more about our carpet cleaning and area rug cleaning services, and contact us to schedule service.

These are just a few ways to take action before the mosquito and tick season begins. Remember, this is when it's most important to be vigilant and aware! Do what you can to stay safe and healthy, and if you’d like to see how LCI Services can help, contact our team.