Ticks in Minnesota are so prolific, they could eat our state bird. Ticks not insects. They are disgusting arachnids with eight legs. Deer ticks spread Lyme disease and have a life span of two years. They become active any time the temperature is above thirty-five degrees. They are our enemies.
For tick-borne diseases, you have at least twenty-four hours to find and remove a feeding tick before it transmits the disease.
The Insect Shield® Buff (MSRP $27) repels ticks (and other biting little buggers) using Insect Shield, an EPA-registered fabric treatment that binds a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to the fabric fibers to provide an effective, odorless treatment that lasts seventy launderings.
Buffs also block ninety-five percent of UV rays and pleasantly wick moisture away from the skin with CoolMax® Extreme. Because you can wear them many ways, and they come in so many cool styles, you can craft any look from beguiling to badass. Buffs are like American Express cards. You should never leave home without one.
Now back to the bashing of ticks. Ticks do not actually jump, fly or drop from trees. They start on the ground and crawl up. Up, up, up toward your head. As their disgusting bodies march over yours, they’re on the prowl for a good spot to attach. Once they attach, there's no getting them off without a pair of tweezers, a blow torch and a bottle of kerosene. A tick is a parasitic blood pump. Like all parasites, it feeds off of its host without giving the host--us--anything in return.
They are bloated, blood-sucking vectors of disease.
Ticks are also a trending topic for YouTube music videos! ( LINK)
There is only one fail-proof way to avoid ticks and that is to never leave your house. For most of us, that isn't an option. With an Insect Shield® Buff, they won’t crawl any further than your neck.
"Ticks are like men at a single's dance. Give 'em half a chance and they'll get in your pants".