Even the name says "ick".
I am not an advocate of DEET.
Maybe, on occasion, used sparingly and shower after.
But not every time we walk out the door.
Other advice I have seen on the internet:
Stay out of the grass and trees.
Who owns this place me or them?
Wear light colored clothing.
Ticks don't care what color you are wearing.
Wear long pants and hiking boots.
We're talking ticks not snakes.
Outfit yourself with tick repellent clothing (permethrin)
Can you say Restricted Use Pesticide?
We aren't tourists in the Rocky Mountains.
We are just trying to survive outside our own home.
Do they make Frontline for humans?
Can we get that in all natural, organic form?
I recently bought some guinea keets.
I tried to photograph them for you,
but my first subject threw himself off the table and
onto the floor before I could even pick up the camera.
(note to self - guineas are not chickens)
The guineas, I have read, will help keep the tick population down.
But I didn't get 600 keets - just six.
Has anyone got any sensible advice that doesn't involve
chemicals that are as dangerous as the tick diseases themselves?