How to avoid flea and tick bites at home
When you think about it, fleas are a very natural part of our life.
That is why, for decades, people have been avoiding them at home by following a few simple guidelines.
First of all, keep your house away from open spaces and away from windows.
If you’re having a bit of a headache or sore throat, don’t try and leave it there.
Instead, open a window and use a hand or a pillow to gently massage your neck and shoulders.
Second, use a mild soap and water to wash the bites and you should be fine.
Third, use an insect repellent.
This will help prevent the fleas from coming back and, when they do, it’s very important to remove the flea from the area quickly.
Finally, wear long sleeves or pants, a hat and a long-sleeve shirt that covers the entire body and face.
The key to avoiding a tick bite is to get outside as much as possible.
“Ticks are very effective at spreading diseases,” says Dr. Susan Henson, a clinical associate professor at Harvard Medical School and a co-author of the new study.
“They’re the carriers of Lyme disease, and if you’re not taking precautions, it can be very difficult to prevent infections.”
Insect repellents work best if you are wearing a mask and wearing gloves, and when you’re outside, wear a long sleeve shirt, a long sleeved shirt and a baseball cap, to protect your eyes.
For more tips on tick bites, check out our video below.