Zone 6b Ticks are out and active!
I was doing some yard work yesterday and picked one up. My husband got one two days ago. So it's time to start taking precautions. I am in the Ozarks and ticks are horrible here. I use Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent. It is not a perfect solution but is better than spraying Zeet or other repellents directly onto your skin. I spray one complete "outside" outfit including socks and then I don't wash those cloths for as long as I can stand them. It lasts up to 6 weeks or 6 washings before you have to spray again. The dogs are my outside companions and they don't mind Ha! I can make one bottle of it last most of the summer that way. I also use a citronella spray or wipes for exposed skin. Any other tips for tick protection?