Tips on avoiding ticks

With warmer weather coming we all want to get out and stretch our legs. Time to grease up the bike and hit the trail or just take a pleasurable walks with the pets. As we come out of our winter time stuper so do ticks. Last year was a banner year for this pest and indications are this year will be much of the same. It can be a bit like watching a scary movie, you know the monster is coming, you just don’t know when.
Here are some tips on how to avoid ticks or at least minimizing your exposure to them and the dreaded Lyme disease they carry. Also don’t forget the pets. They need you to keep them tick free. They don’t have opposable thumbs.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • Thanks for providing the information you provide. My six-year-old son is a tick magnet. He and 20 other children can be outside for the same amount of time and not only will he be the only one with a tick, he usually has at least 3. I know how serious Lyme’s disease can be, thanks again for providing clear information on what to do.

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    Your are welcome Stacey,

    I wish I knew why certain people attract ticks, mosquito’s or fleas. Just like you say, there can be other people around and they are not bothered but the “magnet people” always are. I’m happy that some of my writing has helped you and it’s comments like yours that make it worthwhile. Please let others know that is here to help for any of thier pest control need there may have too.

    Thanks again