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Tick Bite Prevention

Ticks prefer habitats that include wooded areas, abandoned fields, longer grasses, overgrown areas, leaf litter, wood piles, roadsides, fringe areas between woods and borders, low lying vegetation such as shrubs and bushes, and along edges of walking paths and hiking trails.

The separation between tick risk zones and tick safe zones on and around your property can be a single step.   

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Tick bite

Protect yourself and your family from tick bites. Here are some best practices to avoid tick bites.

  • Wear closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • Pull socks over pant legs
  • Wear light-coloured clothes to spot ticks easier
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET, (active ingredient to keep bugs away) Picaridin, or permetherin
  • Shower or bathe within 2 hours of being outdoors to wash away loose ticks
  • Do a daily "full-body" check for ticks on yourself, children and pets

 

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How To Tackle Tick Control

Ticks are a growing concern in Canada, especially with the ever-increasing risk of Lyme disease. In this guide, find out how you can tackle ticks, from tick bite prevention to tick-proofing your property.

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