How dangerous is a tick?
A tick is dangerous to humans. Some species are vectors of serious diseases: Lyme disease, encephalitis, monocytic erlihioz and others. If after a walk in the body you find a tick, you should immediately seek medical help to remove the parasite from the skin and conduct the treatment if it affects the body.
To prevent a bite and infection, it is possible to use special medication in the form of ointments, sprays, creams or folk remedies of natural origin that help to protect against tick bites.
Effective funds against ticks
The most frequently used medicinal plants, which have a specific smell. It was the smell repels mites. Common herbs and spices that help prevent tick bites:
- the sage;
- Catnip and pennyroyal;
- essential oils.
Essential oils should be diluted with water in equal proportions and then applied to the exposed areas of the body.
An excellent remedy for mites is a mixture of 2 tbsp of almond oil and 15 drops of geranium oil. The mixed composition can be stored in a cool place for up to six months. Before going out on the street or a hike in the woods is recommended to apply a few drops over your skin and clothes. In any case, do not apply the mixture on the area around the eyes as it causes irritation. Instead of geranium oil, you can use the palmarosa oil, which has similar properties, but its cost is much lower.
For more convenient use, prepare a solution for spraying clothes: mix 2 tsp oil of palmarosa or geranium, a glass of water, a small amount of alcohol. Pour the mixture into a bottle with sprayer and use when needed.
To deter ticks and other harmful insects, before heading to the forest can lubricate clothing birch tar. It is quite effective but has a pungent smell. With this "flavour" is unlikely to succeed to take a walk in the Park and not to scare other people. But for a hike in the woods for mushrooms or berries, this method helps to protect yourself from bites.
Tar is easily absorbed into the clothes, and the smell is quite difficult to remove even after numerous washings.
These methods reduce the risk of contact with ticks on the skin, but does not give a 100% result. During the emergence of mites it is recommended to get vaccinated, which even in the case of bite protects the body from infection by dangerous diseases.
Advice 2: Funds against ticks for children
Child protection from mites is the most common problem for parents who love to travel frequently with their children about the outdoors, cottage or simply to relax. Glaring at the skin, the insect not just discomfort for the baby, but also creates the danger of serious infection, e.g. encephalitis.
Protecting children from ticks
The world does not exist 100% means or method which would protect the child from tick bites. Most effective with this task handle the drugs that are sold in pharmacies. With regard to folk remedies, they only allow you to deter ticks when used appropriately, but their efficiency is much less, and therefore use them better in the case when the child is very small or is simply not possible to purchase pharmaceutical preparation.
Insect repellent for children from ticks
Repellents against ticks are the very same chemicals that when used properly will help to deter ticks from the child. It is prohibited to use these drugs on children under the age of three. Because they are very toxic to a small child's body. Since three years, it is possible to use drugs-repellent, but in any case it is impossible to apply them on baby's skin.
The most popular funds against ticks are considered to be, "Off! Extreme", "DEFI-the Taiga", "Biban" and "Moskitol articles". Apply it only on clothes. While this should be done in advance. All the things that you plan to wear for the outdoors are treated with the drug. Then leave them hung on the balcony or in the street to dry. Then this clothing can be worn. It must be remembered that this drug has an expiry date during which it is effective. At the end of this time, better re-run the processing.
In wet weather or simply when caught in the rain, the validity of these drugs is greatly reduced for a few hours. In some cases, the tool may not be effective.
Protection against ticks, folk remedies
As folk remedies in the fight against mites often use essential oil with an intense odor. To use this tool even on young children, but in the absence of the baby allergies.
What smell repels mites
In the fight against mites often use rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus or clove. This fragrance is not like mites. Such oils are usually used separately and by mixing a few drops. This mixture or simply essential oil to treat clothing and exposed skin. At selected locations it is best to conduct oiled finger. This procedure should be carried out every 1.5 or 2 hours. So it is not necessary to forget that for young children there are vaccinated against ticks, which protect them from the main dangers – the tick-borne encephalitis.