Overtaken by ticks, they are everywhere. First summer at the Farm house and I had no idea there would be this many ticks. I knew there would be a lot but picking 5 off my child's head who was only playing out side for an hour is CRAZY!
So the kids get checked every time they come in from outside and we do nightly whole body tick checks.
Just something I am going to have to deal with out here in the woods
We have baby guineas but they do not come to the areas my kids most play in, I am working on trying to coax them to the areas where I would like them to clear ticks from. Here is just 4 of the babies eating with are oldest Rooster ( aka Man chicken )
So I made an all natural bug repellent with Essential oils and some other stuff.
As for the ticks If I pull them off a child I put them in a baggie and write the location found on child and the date. The ER doc told me a few years ago to do this with Ticks because if you start to develop symptoms then they can test the tick faster than the person for Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever.
I have about 20 ticks so far that have been carefully plucked off a child..
Finally got my maps back on the wall. I am planning to add 3 clocks set at different times zones around the world and a clothesline for multicultural art pieces the kids do.