It's May Lyme Disease Prevention Month! Boston Globe highlights latest on tick borne illness and identification. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said illness from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites more that tripled between 2004 and 2016. Your key armour against ticks? Knowledge plus plenty of bug repellent that is effective against the pesky creatures.
Happy safe outdoor season from all at Cape Cod All Natural Bug Repellents and our friends at Tickease too!
Cape Cod Naturals & Market LOHAS 3rd Annual Boston Tiny House Festival Meet-up Donate #Mosquito Repellent to #HurricaneIrma Relief Efforts
Cape Cod All Natural & partner Market LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability) are proud business supporters of the 3rd Annual BiG Tiny House Festival in Boston (Stoughton Trackside Plaza) on Sunday Sept 24 . FREE Sustainability festival includes tours, speakers, music, art & a showcase of eco products.
Did you know that Cape Cod All Natural repellents were developed and 'field tested' in the Florida Keys & Everglades? (along with Cape Cod)? Here is our chance to Give Back & #GiveHealthy
Tiny House Festival- #IrmaHurricane relief - Join Cape Cod Naturals & Market LOHAS in donating bug repellent products to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade relief S. Florida hurricane effort! Stop by the Cape Cod Naturals table or email email@example.com. **
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Cape Cod All Natural mosquito and tick brand products is proud to be the 'Farmer's Market' Brand bug repellent. We launched on Cape Cod at farmer's markets from Harwich to Wellfleet to Sandwich, at select retailers and home and garden centers and are even available at the Cape Cod National Seashore store! You may have met Don, the head of R & D who is passionate about the unique Cape Cod All Natural Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus product formulation. Our Cape Cod Naturals customers tell us that they appreciate the fact that we are deet-free, non-toxic safe for kids and furry pets and work well too. It's where we got our start at select Cape Cod Area Farmers Markets and home and garden outlets on the Cape and Eastern MA area www.capecodnaturals.com/where-to-buy. We listened to our customers and now you can conveniently buy Cape Cod All Natural products Online at www.capecodnaturals.com with economical flat-rate shipping on *any size order*! Happy healthy end of summer outdoor season from all of us at Cape Cod All Natural products! #naturalrepellent #bugrepellent #deetfree
Thanks #MA Dept of Public Health for the Mosquito & Tick Free Gardening Tips - Don't let the bugs bite this Summer! Use Natural Insect Repellent ... "Products containing other active ingredients such as oil of lemon eucalyptus (active ingredient in Cape Cod All Natural repellents)... are also effective against mosquitoes & ticks"
Cape Cod All Natural Bug Repellents – The Farmers Market brand #naturalrepellent #mosquitoes #ticks #farmersmarket
Summer Farmers Market outdoor season is here! Protect your family & pets from mosquitoes & ticks naturally with Cape Cod Naturals repellent.
What’s unique about Cape Cod Naturals insect repellent products? We use a special type of Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus registered with the CDC as a safe and effective Deet-free alternative. According to our eco friends at Treehugger:, lemon eucalyptus oil could be a much safer and more natural weapon. Oil of lemon eucalyptus, a plant-based repellent, is also registered with EPA. In two recent scientific publications, when oil of lemon eucalyptus was tested against mosquitoes found in the US it provided protection similar to repellents with low concentrations of DEET.
Cape Cod Naturals products, the farmers market brand, are now available Online. Order today for Summer BBQ and picnics at http://www.capecodnaturals.com/buy-online.html (allow up to a 1 week for delivery). Have a happy healthy Outdoor Season!
Think Spring also means tick & mosquito season is here in MA and the East Coast!
Thanks to the @BostonGlobe and industry experts at U Mass Amherst and Mahoney Garden Center Boston for these helpful tips to protect against lyme disease and keep your yard tick free! Warmer weather means tick prevention long pants, apply repellent and regular tick checks. Also prevent tick friendly yards and habitats!
Take an integrated approach! Have a happy healthy spring season from all at Cape Cod All Natural offering bug repellent solutions for people and furry pet friends.
By Alex Frandsen GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MARCH 10, 2017
There’s a lot to like about spring, obviously. You can tuck your coats and boots away, Fenway Park lights up again, and walks along the Charles go from being torturous escapades to enjoyable strolls.
But, as with everything else in life, there’s a downside. In this case, a blood-sucking one: the beginning of tick season.
The parasites reenter our lives as the weather warms up, and they bring Lyme disease with them, infecting thousands across the region every year. Massachusetts ranks behind only Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey in confirmed Lyme disease cases, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.
“Massachusetts has a very high burden [of the disease],” explained Dr. Catherine Brown, state public health veterinarian. “It’s one of the only states where we consider the disease to be totally endemic, meaning we see it across the whole commonwealth.”
Making a run for the state line won’t be of much help either, as the disease has flourished with increased tick populations in nearly all of New England and much of the East Coast. There’s nowhere to hide. So, your best bet is to take precautions.
You probably know the standard tick prevention protocol: Wear long pants (tucked into socks is preferable; you’ll just have to deal with looking dorky), always apply insect repellent, and do regular tick checks when returning from an outdoor excursion. But there’s another way to do battle with ticks: landscaping of your yard in a way that repells them in the first place.
Ticks thrive in certain habitats, according to Dr. Stephen Rich, a microbiology professor at UMass Amherst who also oversees the group TickReport. Ticks particularly like taller grass, so if you want to keep the insects (and Lyme disease) away from your home, the first step is to make sure you trim your lawn regularly.
“We know that ticks don’t like well-manicured lawns,” said Rich.
Ticks are also fans of leaf litter, bushes, and damp wood piles. Keeping all of that off your lawn can mitigate the risk of the parasite hitching a ride on an unwitting host. Maintaining a border around your lawn can also help.
“It’s recommended to consider putting a 3-foot-wide barrier of pebbles or mulch along the perimeter of the yard,” explained Brown. “That might help add a buffer zone.”
But keeping ticks away isn’t always quite that simple.
“The problem is that [ticks] don’t move all by themselves,” said Brown. “You also have to do things like plant deer-resistant plants, and make sure your bird feeder isn’t in the middle of the yard. Birds drop seeds, which attract rodents, and rodents attract a lot of ticks.”
That idea of minimizing the presence of tick-carrying animals is a crucial measure to keep your property safe. After all, it doesn’t matter how short a lawn is if there are tick-laden rodents scurrying around. That’s why you might want to avoid stone walls in your yard, which are havens for mice, according to Rich. And think about planting butterfly bushes. Deer tend to avoid the plants, making them a solid choice in ornamentals.
Picking up a “tick tube” might not be a bad idea either. The tubes are essentially “toilet paper tubes stuffed with cotton balls that are coated in Permethrin,” said James Redding, a barn manager at Mahoney’s Garden Center. Mice naturally take the cotton for use in their nests, and the Permethrin, which is a mild insecticide, rubs off on them and keeps ticks at bay. The technology is EPA-approved and biodegradable. If the mice don’t get ticks, there’s less of a chance the little bugs will find their way to you.
In the war against the eight-legged invaders, though, a homeowner must stay vigilant on all fronts.
“It’s important to have an integrated approach,” said Rich. “None of these [tips] should keep you from doing nightly tick checks or from wearing insect repellant. Throwing your clothes in the dryer for five minutes after being outdoors can also help, since the heat kills ticks.”
And it really should be remembered that there’s no real way to banish ticks from an area.
“You can reduce the risk, but you’re never going to eliminate all the risk. It’s a management problem and there’s no way to guarantee a tick-free yard,” Rich said. “Unless you pave your whole lawn.”
Traveling this winter? Tips from the CDC on avoiding Mosquito & Tick Bites #traveltips #bugrepellent
Here are a few travel friendly tips from the Center for Disease Control to prevent bug bites. Cape Cod All Natural insect repellents are made with Oil of lemon eucalyptus! Safe happy travels from all of us at Cape Cod Naturals - makes of innovative bug, mosquito & tick repellent products.
Prevent Bug Bites
Bugs (including mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies) can spread diseases (including Zika, dengue, and Lyme disease), many of which cannot be prevented or treated with a vaccine or medicine. Reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites.
Cover Exposed Skin
As much as possible, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and a hat. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and tuck your pants into your socks for maximum protection. Some bugs, such as tsetse flies, can bite through thin fabric.
Avoid Bugs Where You Are Staying
Choose hotel rooms or other accommodations that are air conditioned or have good window and door screens so bugs can’t get inside.
Cape Cod All Natural Products is thrilled that President Obama has designated the nearly 5,000 square miles of ocean off Cape Cod the first Atlantic Marine National Monument. While we are excited that the marine ecosystems and unique geological features for the oceans off of Cape Cod will be preserved and protected, we are equally happy to see that the administration is also working with businesses affected by the new Monument status.
"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will help fishermen impacted by the monument designation with existing federal programs:
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Cape Cod All Natural Repellents sharing recent WBUR On Point interview with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General. Dr Murthy stated that prevention is critical to avoiding the Zika virus.
The following Zika Prevention Recommendations were discussed:
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