Ticks, ticks go away! Top 5 ways to protect yourself from coming in contact with NH ticks

Author: Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire

Just the thought of ticks is enough to make anyone squirm. But finding one embedded on you, your kids, or your pets is enough to make some people pass out. It’s one thing to be bitten by bugs and insects but it’s another thing entirely to have that bug bore it’s way into your skin and leave part of himself hanging out. Thoroughly grossed out yet? We don’t mean to be dramatic. Being in the mosquito and tick control business here in Southern New Hampshire, we know it takes more than yard protection to keep safe.

tick on a stick Our barrier spray and tick trap program will eliminate most of the ticks in your yard for the entire season provided that you use our service for the entire season. Your own yard is where you and your loved ones will spend the most time so the first step in tick protection is protecting your yard by creating a shield through our barrier spray program.

In addition to protecting your yard, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from ticks when not in your yard. Here are some really good tips:

  1. Wear light-colored clothing so you can easily spot ticks that might have landed on you
  2. Try to avoid brushing up against low grasses, shrubs and bushes. Ticks love to hang out in these spots in order to attach to their next host
  3. Try to avoid piles of leaves, grass, brush, or debris where ticks love to hide
  4. After spending time outdoors, check yourself for ticks. Ticks love warm, dark, and most areas. You will want to check underarms, the back of your neck near the hairline, and even groin areas.
  5. Carefully remove any ticks you may find using fine-tipped tweezers. Grasp the tick as close to the head as possible and pull away in a steady motion

The most important step is awareness and education. In NH, you’ll likely come in contact with ticks. Keep a close eye out for any ticks you might pick up.

If you don’t yet have tick protection in your yard, keep calm and call The Squad. Mosquito Squad of Southern NH protects your yard with our safe and effective barrier spray and our tick trap program. Give us a ring at (603) 538-3125!