How to Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease
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How to Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Avoiding ticks is the best way to prevent Lyme disease. Ticks and tick bites are definitely not something that you want to deal with.

One can get Lyme disease when they are bitten by a deer tick and the bacteria is able to infect the body. Lyme disease is a bacteria illness that is severe and hard to treat. This disease can effect a person’s heart, joints and nervous system. It is important to avoid ticks to prevent lyme disease.

Since ticks like to feed on warm blood and have a tendency of attaching to dogs, it is important to check your pet often for ticks. These pests can be transferred to a human when the dog simply brushes up against someone. If you have a dog with long fur, trimming them may help the situation.

Another way to prevent ticks is to eat garlic often. Although ticks may cling to your skin, they will instantly die off when they get garlic into their system. To them, garlic is a poison. Eating a clove of garlic before you plan on being out, and feeding a clove to your dog is a helpful way to avoid ticks.

Drinking buttermilk before your outings outside will help repel ticks as the change in a person’s perspiration deters them from biting. Although buttermilk is extremely sour, if you are able to stomach it you will have yet another repellent for ticks.

Using tea tree oil is yet another way to avoid ticks and Lyme disease. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of a tree that is native in Australia. Tea tree oil has many healing properties and can be used as a bacteria, fungal and viral healer. Simply pour some of this oil on the tip of a q-tip and directly touch the tick with this liquid. The tick will immediately stop biting and will try to crawl off.

Avoiding certain situations when you can will help prevent Lyme disease. Stay clear of tall grass where there is rotting wood, where ticks like to hide, and remove old brush piles that you may have in your yard. It is also important to wear a spray on tick repellent that can be found in most stores. Wearing long pants, long sleeves and high socks will also help prevent ticks. If you have light clothing it is helpful to easily spot one of these annoying pests. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to try to prevent ticks from even clinging to you. These remedies are helpful ways to prevent this nasty disease.

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Comments (6)

I'll have to remember the garlic tip. Great info, thanks!

I went on holiday to Costa Rica and got a tick stuck in my foot once.. they had to remove it. I was fine.

Great health information to avoid these conditions, thanks! +1

Good information to avoid ticks.

Thank you for your helpful advice

Excellent article and well researched especially with us living in two different areas with a large population of ticks. I never heard about the garlic before. I'm amazed with how many different uses garlic has on our health and our lives. Well done.