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Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Hi <<<<< LymeNet family >>>>>,

I am wondering about protection against tick bites for babies,toddlers and young children.

We have a dear young relative, w/ a baby who has moved into an area known to have ticks. How can they keep the child and themselves safe from ticks?

If they get a chance they may come here to read and ask questions, so I tho't maybe we could get some suggestions here for them.

The first things I tho't of were light colored clothing,and using a tape roll lint brush
to roll on blankets and clothing,to trap ticks, just in case one of the ticks got onto anything saw that tip recently on FB.

Any other ideas, to safely keep ticks away,from little ones as well as adults?

Thanks for any thot's and ideas!!!

Jus' Silverwolfi here
Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Any one ...? Ideas...?

My young relative is quite concerned after having a tick start to attach and be pulled off years back when she was a baby.

Thanks for any and all ideas that y'all are willing to share!!!

Jus' Silverwolfi here
Posted by TF (Member # 14183) on :
My lyme doc recommends Avon Skin So Soft. It is also an insect repellant.
Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Hi <<<<< TF >>>>>,

Great Idea! It would be safe for little ones as long as there are no allergies[ I'm allergic drat it].

I've now had two recommends for the Avon SSS so far, good to know a LL doc is recommending

I've been trying to think of stuff that could be spread in area,on decks and such,that wouldn't be harmful to little ones or pets too...

I appreciate the input most definitely !!!

Jus' Silverwolfi
Posted by lostlyme (Member # 38561) on :
Works very well
Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Hi <<<<< lostlyme >>>>>,

Thanks for your comment, at least Avon SSS wont be a chemical danger for baby, barring allergies!

Jus' Silverwolfi here
Posted by Treelady (Member # 23506) on :
I have heard that Damminex Tick Tubes work well. You toss them around in the wild/overgrown areas in the yard.

Mice eat the treated cotton stuffed in the tubes and it kills the ticks on them.

If you have a manicured lawn with no wild spaces you probably can't hide them well. But if you have weedy or wild areas or a porch you can toss some under they would work well.

The only animals that can get to the cotton are little critters like mice and they are likely tick carriers.
Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Hi <<<<< Treelady >>>>>,

Will let young relative know, and they can decide if it is safe and appropriate, w/ the little one.

I appreciate the replies and info' thanks all'a'yall!!!

Jus' Silverwolfi here
Posted by canadianmama (Member # 36298) on :
Diatomaceous earth can be put around places to kill ticks on contact. Like in the creases on decks and door sills. It needs to be dry to work, so reapply after rain,

It's safe to eat, but not good to breath in any quantity, so don't throw it around and breath the dust.
Posted by amos (Member # 27219) on :
-Repellents for kids:
-Picardin (20%)
-IR3535 (20%)
-Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (30-40%) NOT for children under three

You can spray property with organic cedar oil.
Posted by lostlyme (Member # 38561) on :
If using Diatomaceous earth make sure it is food grade.

Industrial grade is for not for human consumption .
Posted by Brussels (Member # 13480) on :
Diatomaceous earth does nothing to my cat ticks. They walk on it, unharmed. Just test yourself.

I use essential oils, but some children are sensitive to them.

What I use with my daughter, for many years, is ingested borrelia nosodes in LM6 dilution. I tested on my older cat before, and the number of attached ticks diminished drastically (less than 5% of what it was getting).

We got about 500 ticks a year (my cat), an average of 5 a day or more, depending on which day, season. After Borr. LM6, the cat only got a few ticks (less than 10 in a month). Before, I could easily get 10 ticks in a single day, if not more (nymphs specially).

We started taking it too. Once a week for 8 weeks, then a bit less later (once every 2 weeks).

Very inexpensive, and totally harmless (as it is SOOOO diluted, there is nothing there).

It was given by my lyme doc in Switzerland. It is use by veterinarians to avoid tick infestation in animals (sheep).

I use it until today, tested recently in my new cat. It does not work from week 1, it takes about a month to be effective. She's getting less ticks now (about 1 a day or less, before, again, it was tick party every day).

This is by far, the best protection in my opinion. Even if ticks come walk on you, they do not bite necessarily, but drop.

my suspicion is that all ticks with borrelia do not bite you, but the ones without borrelia can still bite.
Posted by Silverwolf (Member # 9196) on :
Thanks <<<<< LymeNet Family Repliers >>>>>,

These responses are great info''and I greatly appreciate this!!!

Sorry it took so long to answer,been a bit under the weather. The LD and Co's don't like the hot weather,and I can sure tell.

Jus' Silverwolfi here

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