How Should Kids Avoid Ticks and Why?

When there is nice weather, kids will not let any opportunity to play outdoors, go hiking, or assist you in gardening go to waste. Unfortunately, bugs will also take this opportunity to compromise comfort inside and outside homes.

According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300,000 people in the United States get Lyme disease. This disease is caused by bacteria from a tick bite. Thousands more people get other tick-borne diseases, such as babesiosis because of the bite.

Based on these facts, it is important to encourage your kids to avoid ticks at all cost. Let us look at tips on how to avoid these malicious and detrimental parasites.

Cover Up

Covering your entire body will prevent ticks from latching on thereby preventing bites. Tucking their pants into socks will make your kids look like nerds but will help protect them from tick bites as they take part in various activities outdoors.

Use Quick Dry Clothing Setting

Unknown to most people, ticks can tolerate the harsh conditions inside your washing machine. They are very vulnerable to drying out and so it is recommended to give your clothes a quick whirl in the dryer on high heat for several minutes before folding and storing them in your closet.

Consider Changing your Landscape

Ticks are fond of living and breeding close to the interface between a wooden area and the yard. Changing your landscape to deter rodents that carry ticks, such as mice and deer woodchucks will help keep your outdoor space free of ticks. Also, avoid having piles of shrubs, groundcover, and leaves left around your home.

Finally, shower and inspect your kids. In fact, studies show that kids who take a shower immediately after spending time outdoors are at a lower risk of getting Lyme disease.

 

 

Hottest News

How to Choose the Right Car Seat

A car seat is one of the most essential accessories in your vehicle as it not only provides comfort but also safety. Thanks to advancement in technology, there are hundreds of options on the market so finding one will not be a challenging task. Here are four factors that you need to consider when…

Three ideas for Moms By Eat Live Run

EatLiveRun.com is a creative website run by a woman named Jenna. She started it over a decade ago and talks a lot about food, travel, and stories of her life. The Whole 30 This is a diet regime that Jenna and her husband had started following. The diet is about restricting certain foods, such as…

How Can Parents Help Their Teenage Children Sleep Better?

Teens require more sleep than adults. Children this age are extremely active and this makes them in need of longer rest and quality sleep. Parents can play an important role in encouraging their teens to get enough sleep. If you just let them sleep when they feel like it, they will end up sleep…

Escape the rat-race and take your family hiking

There is one thing that is clear about the rat race: there seems to be no end to it. You probably are in a better position than you were a couple of years ago. You probably have a better salary. However, your bills went up as well because, let´s face it, things are not getting cheaper. When…

Why are elderly parents in N. America put into senior facilities?

It is a very painful decision to send your parents to a senior facilities or nursing home especially when you remember all the love, time, care, and sacrifices they provided you. Due to the burden of expenses or insufficient time to take care of them, many Americans cannot feel guilty about sending…

Sharing responsibility of disciplining children

What is discipline? During their growing up, all children occasionally test parental and adult expectations and authority. In order to grow up to be civilized and polite people, all children have to learn essential lessons from adults to acquire vital behaviors so they will function well in society…

How to find your birth parents

If you have been adopted or put into the foster care system, then it is very understandable that you would want to find your birth parents. This can be quite a challenge sometimes but there are some things that you can do if you would like to go on this venture and find out more about your heritage.…

Five fun and free activities for the whole family

Many families, in a bid to save money consciously, agree to spend quality time together with essentially no spending required. Such families may choose to do these activities during the week, but most of them, because of the time convenience, choose to do these activities on the weekend. Either way,…

Worldwide News

Getting Highest Quality Stuff for your Kids

Childhood is the best phase in the life of an individual. At this phase, the individual is innocent and honest. There are no complexities in the minds and he/she learn things simply. The education and guidance that children get not only help them to grow up, but also ensure the development of a good…

How to know if your kid is gifted?

Send Your Kids To Schools With Open Lawns For An Enhanced Learning

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

Things You Should Expect When Your Kid Is Older

Just Published

How Can Parents Help Their Teenage Children Sleep Better?

Teens require more sleep than adults. Children this age are extremely active and this makes them in need of longer rest and quality sleep. Parents can play an important role in encouraging their teens to get enough sleep. If you just let them sleep when they feel like it, they will end up sleep…

Escape the rat-race and take your family hiking

There is one thing that is clear about the rat race: there seems to be no end to it. You probably are in a better position than you were a couple of years ago. You probably have a better salary. However, your bills went up as well because, let´s face it, things are not getting cheaper. When…

Why are elderly parents in N. America put into senior facilities?

It is a very painful decision to send your parents to a senior facilities or nursing home especially when you remember all the love, time, care, and sacrifices they provided you. Due to the burden of expenses or insufficient time to take care of them, many Americans cannot feel guilty about sending…

Advertisement

Most Viewed

How Should Kids Avoid Ticks and Why?

When there is nice weather, kids will not let any opportunity to play outdoors, go hiking, or assist you in gardening go to waste. Unfortunately, bugs will also take this opportunity to compromise comfort inside and outside homes. According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and…

What five interactive games can children play to stay healthy?

With obesity being such a threat in the world, which can cause potential health risks, instilling a fun, healthy atmosphere for your child is a must. The best ways to ensure this healthy environment is to actively participate with your child, or ensure your child knows interactive games that he or…

Kidshealth.org provides education and advice

The very popular site, kidshealth.org is today known as the most visited site on the web for information about the health of an unborn child to children in their teens. This is a reputation well-earned as for 20 years; this has been a place of advice for parents, for kids, for teens, and educators.…

4 year-old Austin Cooper scalded by stepmom

It is as horrible as it sounds. Four-year-old Austin Cooper was allegedly killed by his stepmother after scalding him in water on Wednesday April 20. His father, Robert Ritchie III, found his stiff body in his pajamas and immediately called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I think my son…

Send Your Kids To Schools With Open Lawns For An Enhanced Learning

Summer Craft Ideas for Kids

Things You Should Expect When Your Kid Is Older

Effects Of Electronic Gadgets On Kids Brain’s

FRESH FRUIT RECIPES FOR KIDS