Tick Season Alert

Tips to Protect Yourself & Your 4-Legged Companion

Ann Jandernoa
March 11, 2024

Protecting Your Pup: Are You Also Protecting Yourself?

As we gear up for the warmer months ahead, it’s crucial to remain vigilant against the ongoing threat of ticks. Contrary to typical seasonal patterns, tick activity persisted throughout the winter of 2024 due to unusually warm conditions. While winter may have seemed absent in many areas, ticks thrived in the mild, humid weather, making it imperative for us to maintain our defenses against these pesky parasites.
I’ve personally witnessed the prolonged tick season, ensuring my setters remained protected with tick medication and collars throughout the winter months. Now, as we transition into spring, I’ve renewed our defenses to combat the persistent threat of ticks. However, I must admit, I sometimes overlook protecting myself, a mistake that can have serious consequences.
In my years of running logging crews and guiding, I’ve learned the importance of prepping clothing and applying tick repellents before venturing into wooded areas. It’s easy to underestimate the risk, but the truth is, it only takes one tick bite to potentially contract a serious illness like anaplasmosis. Even with precautionary measures in place, there’s no guarantee of avoiding tick encounters. That’s why it’s essential to stack the odds in our favor by taking proactive steps to prevent tick bites for both ourselves and our pets.
For those of us constantly in the woods, I’ve found Forestry Suppliers to be a valuable resource for tick prevention products. You can explore a comprehensive range of preventive measures in the tick prevention section of this forestry supplier’s catalogue: Tick Prevention Supplies.

Personally, I’ll be treating my clothing and boots and applying repellent before heading out for training or work. As for my dogs, they’ll continue with oral medications and Seresto collars, a combination that has proven effective for us. I prefer to replace tick collars every six to seven months for optimal protection.  Find what works for you and your 4 legged friend and be prepared.
With the prolonged tick season, it’s essential to prioritize our well-being and that of our four-legged friends. Let’s stay proactive, stay protected, and enjoy the outdoors safely.

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Content by Ann Jandernoa