Simple Items In Your Bathroom Cabinet Could Protect You From Dangerous Bugs

Winter is finally fading away, and almost everybody is looking forward to some warmer weather and heading outdoors and getting some sunshine. Unfortunately, going outside in the summertime can lead to getting nasty ticks.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, protecting yourself from dangerous ticks is a must. Ticks can various carry diseases, some of which like Lyme Disease are dangerous and can even be fatal.

The next time you’re out enjoying the outdoors, think about this simple trick you can use to help prevent ticks from biting you.

This anti-tock tip involves a roller and a little essential oil. The lint roller should be the kind with removable adhesive layers. Take the roller along when you’re going outside, and just roll it on your clothing every once in a while. You’ll be stunned at everything you pick up on the roller in a short period of time.

Another good idea is to apply a little essential oil. Using essential oils will help to keep the ticks from climbing on you. Just spray the essential oil on your clothing and on your skin, and the ticks will be discouraged. Essential oils also help to repel mosquitoes and black flies. This healthier alternative to insect repellent reduces your exposure to harmful chemicals.

Five essential oils that repel insects:

Lavender – Although lavender smells sweet to humans, bugs hate it. Lavender also repels mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.

PennyRoyal – This herb is a member of the mint family and it is known to be toxic to many insects.

Lemongrass – Tropical lemongrass has a powerful citrusy sent. It is a natural flea and tick repellent and can be applied directly to the skin.

Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus can be used alone or together with citronella oil to repel insects. Eucalyptus extract is effective in preventing tick bites and infections.

Lemon – Lemon essential oil can also prevent fleas and other bugs from jumping on you. Just dilute the lemon oil slightly and spray it on your clothing and skin.

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