We’ve all been warned to watch out for ticks, but we rarely hear how a tick gets on your body. There are lots of myths surrounding ticks. They don’t fly, can’t jump and don’t fall down from trees. So How Do Ticks Get On Your Body? Ticks wait in tall… Read More »How Does a Tick Get On You and Burrow into Skin?
You don’t have to be a hiker or outdoorsman to get bit by a tick. A short walk through the woods is all it takes. They wait in tall grass, for the first warm body they can bite. What if you get bit by a tick without realizing it? Do… Read More »Do Ticks Fall Off On Their Own?
Have you heard that ticks fall down from trees, jumping on unsuspecting people? This is a very common myth that couldn’t be farther from the truth. No ticks can’t fall down or jump from trees to land on you. They’re lazy parasites waiting in tall grass for their meal ticket… Read More »Do Ticks Fall Down From Trees?
There’s really nothing you can do when hiking through tick infested areas. You can wear the right clothing, use bug spray and soak everything in permethrin and still end up with ticks on your clothes. So what can you do about it? Do Ticks Die in The Washer and Dryer?… Read More »Do Ticks Die In The Washer and Dryer?
An innocent walk through the woods could result in ticks hitchhiking their way back to your home. Latching onto clothing or your dog’s fur is never fun, but there’s nothing worse than finding ticks in your house. What would you do if you found ticks living in your carpet? Most… Read More »Can Ticks Live In Carpet?
I’ve often wondered why experts recommend showering after hiking through tick infested areas and why does it reduces your risk of getting infected with tick borne illness. It’s obviously easier to check your body without clothes, but do ticks wash off in the shower? According to the CDC showering after… Read More »Do Ticks Wash Off In The Shower?
After a long hike in the woods you might end up with a few unwanted house guests. If you’re not careful you’ll end up with ticks hitching a ride on your clothes. This leads to the question “How Long Do Ticks Stay On Clothes?”. Ticks can only survive for short… Read More »How Long Can Ticks Live on Clothing?
As summer approaches we need to start preparing for tick season. Ticks can cause serious health problems, but bites can be prevented with the right pair of pants. This leads to the question, “Can Ticks Bite Through Jeans?”. Ticks usually can’t bite through jeans, but they can crawl around them… Read More »Can Ticks Bite Through Jeans?
Hiking backpacks have loops all over the place, but the bottom loops are the most most confusing. They’re 2-3 inches long at the very bottom of the pack. They might seem unnecessary, but they have a very important function. Why is there a loop on the bottom of my backpack?… Read More »Why is There a Loop On The Bottom of My Backpack?
Small dog breeds might seem like they have endless energy, but can they keep up on a long hike? They might not be your first choice for rough terrain, but you’d be surprised how tough small dogs can be. Can I Take My Small Dog Hiking? Yes you can take… Read More »Can I Take My Small Dog Hiking? Tips For Hiking With Small Dogs