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Can Ticks Bite Through Leggings?
A summer hike through the forest can quickly turn into a free ride for ticks. That’s why it’s so important to wear the right clothing to minimize their chances of using you as a host. Fortunately, ticks cannot bite through leggings or socks.
Since ticks prefer exposed skin, you’re more likely to get bitten if you wear shorts or a short sleeve shirt. Tick bites are especially common when you garden or do yard work. Make sure you wear appropriate gardening clothes that cover exposed skin.
Full-length leggings and socks are a great clothing choice to deter ticks. Since ticks are most active in the summertime, try finding moisture-wicking clothing to stay covered and avoid overheating in Florida’s warm climate.
Wear sturdy shoes and socks anytime you are outdoors this summer. These unfriendly pests do not need that much exposed skin to latch onto, so make sure your ankles are completely covered.
Ticks tend to cling to feet, ankles and legs since they are easy to reach from the ground. However, once they are on your body, they can also make their way to your groin, underarms, inside your ears and into your hair. They bury their head in your skin to feed off of your blood, so it’s crucial to remove them right away to avoid disease.
Apply insect repellent to keep the ticks and other pests away before any outdoor adventure in Florida. When you get home, shower and inspect your body for ticks, especially if you were in bushy wooded areas. Don’t forget to inspect your kids and furry friends, too.
Kick Ticks Out of Your Home and Off Your Property
No matter what type of tick in Florida you encounter, it’s important to stay as far away from them as you can to avoid disease. During the summer months, take extra precautions to avoid ticks bites, and regularly inspect yourself, your family members and your pets. Wear appropriate clothing and use insect repellants to protect yourself so that you can still enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about ticks hitching a free ride on your body.
If you spot ticks on your property or inside your home, call a pest control specialist right away. They will identify and eradicate the problem for good, as well as give you tips on avoiding an infestation in the future. You can also help eliminate the problem on your own by thoroughly cleaning all tick-infested areas in your home and patching up any holes.
Ticks don’t have to stop you from enjoying the summer months in Florida as long as you educate yourself and take precautions.
ABC Can Give You Peace of Mind
Finding even a single tick on your property can be alarming. For peace of mind when it comes to ticks, contact ABC Home & Commercial Services. Our pest control professionals will create a custom pest treatment plan, so you can feel at ease.