Heading Outside For The Summer: Beware Of Ticks And Mosquitoes
Spending time outdoors when the weather is fine, is not only good for the mindset but also for your health. When you’re enjoying the sunshine (safely of course, with sunscreen) your body produces vitamin D which helps the body absorb calcium. This is really important when it comes to healthy bones. However, where there’s a positive there is 99% of the time a negative, and the negative to spending time outdoors on this occasion is the threat of disease spreading pests. So if you’re heading outside this summer, whether on vacation or just a day out to the park, then you might want to read this article.
Nothing ruins a summer vacation like picking up a serious illness from a tick or mosquito. There are plenty of reasons to spend time outdoors in the summer (and in any season, really), from afternoons in the park to camping trips. But when it’s warm outside, pests like ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas are particularly active.
There’s some extremely useful tips when it comes to protection against mosquitoes and ticks. You don’t have to go far to find out what you need to do to stay safe.
Even if you are just spending some time in the sun, in your own back yard, are you safe? When was the last time you updated your tick and mosquito control? This is the best method to keep your home protected from pests, however, there are additional actions you can put in place for the ultimate in protection.
Those itchy bumps from run-of-the-mill mosquito bites — well, they suck. And with the Zika virus in the news, you can add anxiety to the fun. While the risk is much smaller here than in South America, the type of mosquito potentially capable of transmitting the virus is in the U.S., so it’s wise to take Zika seriously. The virus can bring on mild flu-like symptoms or an autoimmune disease. If you’re pregnant, there’s a chance of serious birth defects. Stay ahead of the disease-carriers with these tips for keeping the bugs at bay.
Don’t let bugs ruin your outdoor fun. They’re here to stay so we need to learn to live with them. Be safe, enjoy the fresh air and breathe some relief that you are as protected as you can be from these disease spreading pests.
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