Reducing Ticks in Your Garden: Garden care, Plants that Repel, What to Wear Outdoors
- Remove leaf litter.
- Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.
- Keep lawns short: mow the lawn frequently
- Place a 3-ft wide barrier of gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration into recreational areas.
- Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees.
- Discourage unwelcome animals from entering your yard by constructing fences.
- Prune low vegetation
- If you have wood stored in your yard, stack this away from areas that are in use by children, visitors.
- Pyrethrum (type of chrysanthemum)
- Eucalyptus, particularly (Corymbia citriodora).
- Fleabane Daisy.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when walking or working in areas where ticks occur
- Tuck pants into long socks
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat
- Wear light-coloured clothing, which makes it easier to see ticks
- After being outdoors, remove clothing and place clothes in a hot dryer for 20 minutes to kill ticks that may be on clothing
- Undress and check for ticks daily, checking carefully on the neck and scalp
- Use insect repellent, particularly ones containing DEET (such as Tropical RID®, Tropical Aerogard®, Bushmans®) or Picaridin (OFF!®)
- Use permethrin-treated clothing when exposed to ticks e.g. when gardening. NB: Cats have a bad reaction to permethrin, so don't use if you have a furry purrer.
- Treat your pets to keep ticks off them.
- If you have been outdoors, don’t scratch anything that itches until you have a look at it.
- Don’t try “picking” a tick out of your skin with tweezers or other tick-removal gadgets.
Paintback Collection Event: Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Mona Vale
Saturday, April 7 at 8 AM - 4 PM
73 Bassett St, Mona Vale
The problem of unwanted paint & packaging has been solved. Trade painters and householders are invited to dispose of unwanted paint and packaging responsibly at the following collection event.
Mona Vale Collection EventDate: April 7, 2018Time: 8am to 4pmLocation: Johnson Bros Mitre 10, 73 Bassett Street Mona Vale, NSW 2103Drop off is FREE
For more info on Paintback go to paintback.com.au.
Paintback accepts up to 100 litres per visit, secured in containers of 20 litres or less.
Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 New Store
73 Bassett Street
Mona Vale - Online Store: Jbhmv.Com.Au
Products advice is available from the trained friendly staff at Narrabeen, Mona Vale and Avalon Johnson Brothers Mitre 10.
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