Health Concern: Ticks and Preschoolers

Asked May 30, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

Is there any way to inhibit tick infestation in children's outdoor playspaces? Also, are there any natural or chemically safe tick deterrents that could be used either directly on the children or in their play areas?

Delaware County Pennsylvania

1 Response

I have listed several sources of information for you to review. If you wish to avoid any chemicals, I suggest you use an approach that alters the ticks' habitat. These ticks require high humidity. Removing high weeds and other vegetation (including trees and tree branches) will allow sunshine to dry out the leaf litter. The ticks will desiccate in a short time.