With fall quickly approaching, it’s time to think about Autumn! From the leaves changing color to pumpkins and Halloween, there are plenty of reasons to get in a festive fall mood!
There is another rite of autumn that much of the country can’t wait for… hunting season.
Small game hunting, big game hunting, and everything in between. For many states, the arrival of hunting season is almost as important as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Yet, hunting season has a parallel meaning, as well. Hunters will track game through hundreds of thousands of acres. Deer, turkey, wild boars and bears aren’t the only things you’ll find in the woods. Those endless forests, fields, and other outdoor areas also contain…ticks.
Autumn is hunting season for ticks, as well. In addition to the wild animal hosts ticks prefer, hunting areas will also contain humans and their hunting dogs, as well!
In order to protect yourself and your pets from tick-borne diseases this hunting season, it helps to have a strategy in place. Timely removal is key is the prevention of tick-borne disease transmission. This article will review some tips and tricks to keep those ticks from harming you and your pets.
One smart tool to keep handy is the TickZapper®. This revolutionary tick removal tool removes ticks from your pet safely, quickly, and easily – without the risk of human contact! The TickZapper® is one of the best and most important hunting accessories. Weighing only one ounce, it fits easily into pockets or hunting kits. Self-energizing means it is battery-free and always ready! Your faithful, four-legged friends will thank you!
Don’t Become Prey for Ticks….Stay Safe While Hunting
While deer worry about hunters for part of the year, they’re under siege from ticks the entire year. Ticks are one of the most dangerous parasites for deer populations throughout North America. Tick-borne diseases affect deer populations across the United States. According to the Ohio Department of Health, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise the past few years, partially due to the number of hunters in the state.
Before you begin your outdoor activities, take some precautions so you don’t become prey. These pesky parasites have ruined more than a few hunting trips, so make sure you follow these suggestions before you grab your gear.
- Conduct thorough ticks checks on yourself and your pets immediately after outdoor activities. You and your dog head into the woods for a lengthy excursion. This is more than enough time for a tick to find a host (you and your pet) and begin feeding. That’s why it’s so important to check yourself and your pet for ticks. By the time you’re out of the woods, the feeding process may have begun. What are the most popular tick feeding areas on your pet? The best places to check your pet for ticks are under the ears, in the collar region, and near the eyes. Need more helpful advice for checking your hunting dog for ticks? Check out our blog post on the subject, with plenty of helpful information for concerned pet owners.
- Camp with caution. If your hunting trip involves camping, make sure to keep your dog leashed. Another tip: be wary of the less traveled path. Ticks love areas with extra leaf litter and high grasses. Click here to learn more about keeping your dog happy and healthy while camping.
- Tuck those clothes in! Ticks have a way of climbing into open space. If you give them a half-inch of space, they’ll somehow find a way onto your skin. To protect yourself, make sure you tuck your pants into your shoes and try to keep your neck area protected as well. It’s also recommended to wear a hat, as many ticks prefer the scalp area (ewww!) to feed on.
- Keep a TickZapper® with your hunting gear. Even the best precautions won’t deter a truly determined tick. Unfortunately, ticks can – and eventually will – find their way onto your dog. With the handy TickZapper® in tow, you’re ready to remove ticks in a matter of seconds – without human contact! . Our tick removal tool is just one ounce, so go ahead and pack several for your group, as it’s always best to be prepared!
Never Go On a Hunting Trip Without a TickZapper®!
Hunting trips and camping out in the woods is unforgettable fun – but these outdoor activities also pose unique health risks. Tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, among others, can turn any outdoor excursion into a nightmare – for you and your pet.
If you’re well-prepared for whatever comes your way, you’ll enjoy the outdoors worry-free, especially for your pet. Keep the TickZapper® handy at all times. This portable, lightweight, easy-to-use tick removal tool safety and quickly removes ticks from our pet – in just a few simple steps! What’s more, the self-energizing technology of the TickZapper® means it’s always ready for action…no batteries required!
There’s no risk of contact with a tick when you use the TickZapper®. The encapsulation chamber fully captures and securely contains the tick, enabling you to capture and analyze any tick removed from your pet. To buy the TickZapper® for your next hunting trip, click here.
Thanks for reading the TickZapper® blog. Make sure you and your pets don’t end up being hunted by ticks. With the suggestions above, you should enjoy a fun, safe, and tick-free season!