Oxford Veterinary Hospital - Oxford, PA - Protect Your Family
Oxford Veterinary Hospital wants to make sure your pet and family are protected from ticks. Here are some helpful tips on how to avoid contact.
- Humans become infested with ticks in the same way as their pets, i.e., by encountering ambushing ticks in tick-infested habitats.
- The following measures will aid in preventing human exposure and infestation with ticks.
- Avoid-tick infested areas, when possible.
- Wear light-colored clothing when entering infested areas to facilitate visualization of ticks as they crawl on clothing.
- Tuck pant cuffs into socks to limit access to legs.
- Walk in the center of trails; avoid vegetation at trail margins.
- Use a chemical repellent such as DEET, picaridin, or permethrin.
- Perform daily tick checks when vacationing or visiting tick-infested areas. It is especially important that such checks be performed on children.
- Take a warm bath or shower (with soap and shampoo) after visiting areas where ticks might be present.
- If a tick is found on a human host, it can be contained by wrapping it in cellophane tape (engorged females should be killed with alcohol), putting it in a sealable plastic bag, labeling the bag with the date found, and freezing the bag.
Pets may bring ticks into the home, which may be mediated with tick-control products made for pets.
These ticks are found in the local areas of Oxford Veterinary Hospital including Nottingham,PA. Oxford, PA. Lincoln University, PA. West Grove, PA. Kirkwood, PA. Avondale, PA. Cochranville, PA. Quarryville, PA. Christiana, PA. Atglen, PA. Landenberg, PA. Peach Bottom, PA. Wakefield, PA. Rising Sun, MD. Port Deposit, MD. Elkton, MD. North East, MD. Conowingo, MD. Newark, DE.