Tick Safety for Families This Outdoor Season

Longing to take your kids outside to enjoy some hiking, fishing, camping or other wilderness fun this outdoor season, but feel slightly deterred at the thought of contracting ticks?  It pays to give some thought to tick safety before heading outside. These creepy crawlers who like to dig in and suck your blood give most people the heebie jeebies.  Add the grim reality that you can contract a number diseases from ticks, such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Colorado Tick Fever, or tularemia - and they seem even scarier. Unpleasant as that may sound, don't let it prevent you from enjoying the outdoors.  It's part of the adventure, right?  Ok, maybe not.  But there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself and your little ones when venturing out into nature. Tick Safety Tips for Families So how can you best keep your family safe from ticks this season?  I did some research, as well as polled a panel of outdoor bloggers to gather some of their best tips.  … [Read more...]