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But this early in the spring, do you need to worry about protecting yourself from ticks and the diseases they carry, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Yes, says Bruce Noden, PhD, a medical and veterinary entomologist and an assistant professor in the department of entomology and plant pathology at Oklahoma State University. March and April are when people in most areas need to start worrying about ticks, Noden says. And according to the tick activity tracker run by the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease, your chances of coming into contact with ticks are high in a number of areas in the U.S., including most of the Eastern half of the country and the West Coast.
As exciting as the end of the cold winter months can be, it’s hard to ignore the fact that warmer weather brings bugs If you live in an area where spending time outside in the summer means risking getting bitten by these tiny pests, you’re probably used to taking some basic precautions to protect yourself. As exciting as the end of the cold winter months can be, it’s hard to ignore the fact that warmer weather brings bugs If you live in an area where spending time outside in the summer means risking getting bitten by these tiny pests, you’re probably used to taking some basic precautions to protect yourself.
Fortunately, mosquito and insect repellents have come a long way, no longer using DEET, and incorporating innovative and effective ingredients that do a great job repelling mosquitoes and ticks without feeling greasy and possibly having negative health effects. This Sawyer mosquito repellent using Picaridin, a new weapon in the arsenal against mosquitoes and ticks, and lasts for up to 8 hours after first application. In our testing, it worked really well without having too strong of an odor, too greasy of a feel on the hands or body, and we felt confident in its ability to protect against pesky bites and even more dangerous mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika. Find the entire list of top baby gear products written by Tal Ditye, PhD here: https://mommyhood101.com/best-baby-products-overall#outdoors