After a long walk in the nature, a picnic is always a pleasant moment, to share with friends … An opportunity to relax and relax in a pleasant environment. Yes but now, in return for this “enchanted” parenthesis, small parasites of all kinds often spoil this moment by inviting you without your knowledge! Generally, ticks are always on the lookout for a place to snuggle … Fortunately, to keep away ticks, there is a trick of genius! Explanations.
Ticks: widespread mites
These mites spend a first part of their existence on the ground before clinging to an animal (mammals, birds, etc.). Indeed, ticks are usually found on branches and / or leaves, watching the moment when they will climb on a prey to sneak under his skin and suck his blood! The saliva of a tick contains anesthetics and that is why the bite is completely painless. But the anchoring is solid! The good news is that there is an effective and very simple trick to avoid being a parasite shelter and keep ticks away.
A genius trick to ward off ticks?
You only need two things to do this trick: a lint roller (which has several adhesive layers) and a few minutes of your time … Whenever you go hiking, or in a place likely to be infested of ticks, remember to always put your roll in your bag. Regularly roll the roll on your clothes and you will be astonished by the number of ticks that will stay stuck on!
Another tip to ward off ticks
For better efficiency and put the odds on your side to keep ticks away and avoid being bitten by any of these parasites, use a little peppermint essential oil. You can put some essential oil on your clothes and even apply oil directly to the skin to act as a repellent. In case of sensitivity of your skin, dilute the essential oil in a little jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
You will feel a tingling sensation at first, which is quite normal. The scent of peppermint will help keep ticks, black flies and mosquitoes away. To complete this gesture, use a lint roller.
Another tip: wrap your hand with tape (with the sticky side above your hand) and put your hand on your clothes. But the lint roller is probably the simplest and most practical solution to protect yourself from these pests that can be very dangerous for your health.
Lyme disease, possible consequence of a tick bite
Lyme disease is a widespread disease worldwide, a disease that is treated well when diagnosed early enough. Contact with ticks is the main cause of this disease. Here are some symptoms: cutaneous lesions, chronic erythema migrans centered on the point of the bite and which can measure up to 50 cm, headaches, articular pains, increase of the body temperature, etc.
If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you should consult a specialist to make a diagnosis. If the disease enters the secondary phase, the after-effects are often lifelong. One tip then: keep ticks away!