Tick season is among us and it's said to be the worst in years! 

May is tick awareness month and now that spring has finally sprung here on Long Island with the blooming of tulips, daffodils, cherry blossoms and green buds on the trees. We all are looking forward to spending time outside, whether it be hiking, gardening or having a picnic at your local park or beach. However, with the warmer weather comes the pesky insects such as ticks! These bloodsuckers also carry serious life altering disease such as Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis and a new tick known as the East Asian Tick to name a few.

The best way to deal with these pests without causing harm to yourself, family, neighbors, pets and the environment is to have your property sprayed with an organic product and to plant bug repellent plants around your home. It’s best to start treating your property early in the season such as in March-April and continue throughout the summer months.

Here are a few helpful prevention tips that work:

  1. Flea and tick prevention for pets with either a spot on treatment, collar or oral medication. (My Favorite:  NexGard &  Seresto Flea/Tick Collar)
  2. Spray your yard using a organic company. (My Favorite: Organically Green)
  3. Plant Lavender and Rosemary around your property.
  4. Keep your lawn short, cut back shrubs and clean up leaves.
  5. Brush your pets with a flea and tick comb after being outside. (My Favorite: Tick Remover)
  6. Use natural repellents. (My Favorite:  Hopewell Essential Oil)
  7. Wear long pants and sleeves and tuck in loose clothing.
  8. Frequent clothing, body and pet checks.

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