Why would I want to make a post about Keeping Deer Ticks out of your Landscape?
Besides the near epidemic of Lyme disease in parts of the country spread exclusively by deer ticks, there are also other really nasty diseases that can be spread by ticks like Powassan virus that are even scarier. Plus this year is expected to be a really bad year for ticks.
So, what better time to talk about what you can do to protect yourself from those nasty Deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease specifically.
I am not a fan of Yellow jackets, Bald Face Hornets, or huge Garden Spiders, but it is ticks I really despise the most. I mean I really REALLY hate ticks. Always have even before I had any idea they could give your diseases. They totally creep me out. So lets figure out how to kill those little parasites!
Here are the Products mentioned in my video (note some of these are affiliate links). You can also probably find these in local stores such as Farm and Fleet or Big R.
Permetherin Spray for Clothing including shoes:
Permetherin Concentrate in 7-10% range:
You could also get goggles but since I didn’t wear them and most people won’t bother I didn’t bother to add a link.
Premade Tick Tubes
If you don’t want to bother making your own, you can buy pre made tubes such as these:
or if you have a smaller yard you may want a 6 pack like this: