Tick Protection
Ticks are Dangerous

Ticks are Dangerous

We are all well aware of the potential dangers of mosquito bites but are we equally aware about the diseases carried by ticks?
Unlike mosquitoes and flies, ticks are an invisible danger that attack without warning. This silent danger can be present when we work in our garden, play sports on a field, walk through forest or grassland or enjoy nature in other ways. They sit on plant leaves and wait for the next animal or human for their blood meal. Since this danger is less obvious we have to be careful about the level of this risk in our neighborhood and on vacation. There are interesting web pages which will help you to identify the level of risk in various regions. Please refer to the “other webpages”- button.
 
Effective Protection: What is Known About Ticks?

Effective Protection: What is Known About Ticks?

Ticks, like mosquitoes, are attracted to the carbon dioxide in our breath. They need our blood for their own development. Depending on the species and stages, ticks prefer different animals like mice, birds, dogs or deer. Some species can also feed on us.
Though nets and grids are useful prevention against mosquitoes, they are not reasonable for protection against ticks. We need to be careful not to track greenery into our home via shoes and clothing especially in high risk areas. We should protect ourselves with closed shoes and nature appropriate clothing when outdoors.
 
Ticks: Insect Repellents Help Protect us in High Risk Areas

Ticks: Insect Repellents Help Protect us in High Risk Areas

Sprays, lotions, gels and roll-ons are offered for use on skin. Some sprays can also be used on clothes. Many formulations with IR3535® provide excellent protection against ticks. A recent study publication showed that a 20% pump spray with IR3535® can provide comparable protection with a 33% DEET product tested against the Lone Stare Tick (Carroll JF, 2010, see button “Scientific Publications”).

The effectiveness of IR3535® against ticks.