According to the CDC, the best type of tick repellent is one that has at least 20% DEET, Picaridin or IR3535. It should be applied to the skin or clothing, avoiding the hands, mouth and eyes. You can also use products containing permethrin, which can be sprayed directly to the clothing, boots, tents or camping gear. This should be applied when you know you will be spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains, walking through long grasses or working in the yard.
There are many excellent brands of tick repellent. The important thing to do is look at the ingredients on the back and see what the active ingredient and the percentage of that ingredient. If the repellent contains mostly water and fragrance, it will not be an effective tick repellent. Typically, insect and tick repellent does not have a pleasant smell but it does its job, which is to protect you from harmful, tick-borne illnesses.
For indoor tick treatment or spray, it is best to contact your professional technicians at Pointe Pest Control for help in this department. Ticks can come indoors on the backs of your pets and lay in wait in carpet fibers. If eggs are laid, it may be difficult to get rid of them. While homes are not ticks’ first choice to live, they will make the best of the situation and can be a real problem. If you find ticks inside, reach out to the experts. Pointe Pest Control only uses the safest most, effective treatments are used inside your home that will keep your pets and family protected.