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:
Our customers say Cape Cod All Natural mosquito & tick repellents “create a shield” to prevent mosquito bites. Cape Cod All Natural recommends reapplying (natural) repellent often and taking other steps to help stay safe and bug free.
Happy National Farmer’s Market Week! Cape Cod All Natural Products – Repellents is proud to be a trusted #farmersmarket brand of safe & natural bug & mosquito repellent. Look for us at #CapeCod Farmer's Markets from Sandwich to Barnstable or specialty stores or #GardenCenters in the area. NEW - Buy Cape Cod Naturals online! Celebrating Farmers Markets across the country! Look for us at a #MA Farmer’s Market or #MAFestival What’s your favorite Farmer’s Market? #marketfav#farmersmarket
Cape Cod Naturals repellents are proudly sold at the Cape Cod National Seashore and Garden Nature & Science Centers on the Cape and in Eastern MA. Cape Cod All Natural is the ‘Official Tick Repellent’ endorsed and sold exclusively by the Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod.
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Cape Cod All Natural is proud to support @MirandasHearth 2nd BIG TINY House Festival on July 16th & Green Live Be Well Be Healthy Be Green Meetup Group in Boston . Learn about TINY House green living and sustainability at the 2nd BIG TINY House Festival at Emerson Arts Umbrella Concord MA Sat July 16 noon to 6pm. The only event of its kind in New England, the Tiny House Festival encourages our community to think intentionally about how and where we live.
Cape Cod All Natural are among 8+ sustainable businesses featured that value quality over quantity, sustainability, local items, minimalism, and economic responsibility. Cape Cod Naturals will display our safe, non-toxic, family and pet safe natural bug mosquito & tick repellent products for sale and is donating a $50 Cape Cod All Natural repellent gift pack to the Tiny House Festival Raffle .The TINY House event is a chance to learn about TINY Living options and thinking about living small and sustainably and to showcase regional businesses focused on eco living and sustainability. Attendees can tour five locally made Tiny Houses, meet Tiny House experts and local businesses focused on eco living and sustainability.
Local to Boston? Come by the 2nd Big TINY House Festival Saturday, July 16, 12-6 p.m., the Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St., Concord MA. Cape Cod All Natural repellent products will be available at the event - Special Farmer's Market and non-profit price or you can buy Cape Cod Naturals bug repellent products online .
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5 Healthy Tips to Repel Bugs & Mosquitos Naturally this Summer #repellent #ticks #mosquitos #natural
1. Use natural mosquito & tick repellent made with Oil of Eucalyptus –approved by the EPA as a safe effective non-toxic alternative to DEET.
2. Treat your clothes with mosquito repelling essential oil dryer sheets– socks, pants (even sneakers).
3. Protect your family by keeping your dogs & pets free from ticks - that can attach to your pets & come into your homes without an invitation.
4. Keep your yard free of standing water and piles of leaves & brush, which attract bugs & ticks.
5. Pack Cape Cod All Natural bug repellent in your Summer beach, camp or outdoor bag!
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Enjoy the Outdoors & Have a Happy Healthy Summer! Your Friends at Cape Cod All Natural
Consumer Reports recently tested natural mosquito & tick repellents and found only one type of natural bug repellent was effective. The test found mosquito & tick repellents containing lemon eucalyptus oil (OLE) is effective at repelling mosquitos.
At Cape Cod All Natural we agree with Consumer Reports recent finding. Our all natural repellents use several types of natural plant oil of lemon eucalyptus as its active ingredient. We use a special proprietary form of organic eucalyptus in a pure oil without any fillers --so require less than the 30% level tested in the study. The length of time that it is effective depends on several factors some of which are; humidity, heat, the carrier oils and the base. Pure essential oils are too strong and must be mixed with a base. We use Aloe in our sunscreen repellent products which is good for your skin and extends the time of effectiveness. All repellents are most effective the first hour or so, so it’s best to re-apply.
Cape Cod All Naturals mosquito & tick bug repellent products are now available Online and at select Cape and Easter MA retailers.
NEW from Cape Cod All Natural - TICKEASE safe EZ tick removal tool for people and pets.
Learn how to check yourself, your kids and your pets for ticks. This video from Tick Man Dan provides you with great tips on preventing tick bites and tick-borne illness like Lyme disease. https://youtu.be/WQb7yuIcr_I
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Are You a Mosquito Magnet? See Web MD expert tips on how to repel mosquitoes! #mosquitoes #bugrepellents
Experts try to crack the code behind why mosquitoes like some people more than others. Plus, tips on keeping mosquitoes at bay and the best mosquito repellents. See why mosquitoes are attracted to certain people more than others and the role genetics play. See what you can do to safely protect your family against pesky mosquitoes & ticks heading into the spring & summer mosquito season!
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This funny WebMD video explains why some people are a magnet for mosquitoes and why some people need bug repellents more than others!
By Matt Rocheleau GLOBE STAFF JUNE 15, 2015
Chalk up another strike against the winter. It turns out all that snow may have benefited one of our tiniest, but still-menacing, nemeses: the tick.
Rather than kill ticks, deep snow instead shields them from even more frigid air temperatures.
Researchers say that could mean that there will be more ticks — which can carry Lyme and other diseases — out and about this summer, and more humans potentially infected.
“The deep snow likely served as an insulator, much to everyone’s chagrin,” said Thomas N. Mather, director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center.
“In nature, these ticks have survived ice ages, so they’ve figured out how to get through even some of the coldest weather,” he added.
Although it’s still too early to know if this season’s tick population will be greater than normal — it’s still possible the recent arid weather may help mitigate a potential tick boom — public health officials are nevertheless warning outdoor adventurers to take precautions.
“Lyme disease is a huge problem here every year,” said Dr. Catherine M. Brown, Massachusetts public health veterinarian. “What we want to stress is prevention.”
Officials at the TickEncounter Resource Center have kept tabs on this year’s tick population by monitoring the crowdsourced online submissions of photos and reports it collects from thousands of people around the country via its website, tickencounter.org.
Mather said that reports of American dog ticks in particular have been high.
“People are finding them in places they never have before, crawling inside their house . . . they’re everywhere,” he said.
Tick-borne illnesses in Massachusetts come from two species of the arachnid: dog ticks, which can carry some illnesses but are not known to carry Lyme disease; and deer ticks, also called black-legged ticks, which are known to carry Lyme disease.
It can be difficult to gauge the deer tick population based on crowdsourced reports because the ticks are smaller than dog ticks and less commonly encountered by humans, but Mather said early reports are that this population is high this year, too.
Ticks can be common not only in wooded areas, but also in rural and suburban locales including parks and yards.
Health experts say people should avoid areas where ticks are found, wear repellents, and check themselves and pets for ticks after being outdoors.
“People still sort of think about hiking in the woods as being the risk factor for tick-borne diseases,” said Brown. “[But] unless you’re in the middle of the concrete jungle, you need to be aware that there are ticks there.”
Lyme disease, which is the most common tick-borne illness locally, often causes flu-like symptoms and a rash that can take a bull’s-eye shape. If untreated, it can cause long-term problems, including cognitive issues and arthritis. The disease rarely causes death.
Reports of the disease have historically been concentrated in the Northeast and the upper Midwest.
In 2013, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released preliminary results from research that estimated the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year to be around 300,000, or about 10 times more than previous nationwide tallies showed.
Officials believe that many Lyme disease cases go unreported. Though officially reported figures represent only a fraction of all infections, the data can be used to monitor how the prevalence of the disease has changed over time.
Lyme disease rates in Massachusetts have risen in most years since the early 1990s, when there were only a couple hundred reported cases, according to figures collected by the state Department of Public Health. In 2013, the most recent year for which data are available, the state saw 4,080 confirmed cases and another 1,585 probable cases.
The totals were similar last year, according to Brown, who said 2014 numbers should be released soon. Increases in reported numbers here and elsewhere in the country have been attributed to factors including residential development expanding into wooded areas and better awareness and reporting of the disease.
Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne illness in Massachusetts, Brown said. But ticks here have been known to spread two other illnesses in sizable numbers: anaplasmosis and babesiosis.
Both cause flu-like symptoms that can turn severe and, in rare cases, even fatal, particularly for the elderly or people with weakened immune systems. Treatment is available for both illnesses.
In 2008, there were just 41 cases of anaplasmosis and 51 of babesiosis. Last year there were 604 cases of anaplasmosis and 520 of babesiosis.
“We now really need to be thinking about these other diseases as well,” said Brown.
One very rare, but severe, tick-borne illness is called Powassan virus. There were just 75 cases nationwide between 2004 and 2013, including two in Maine and one in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to the CDC.
Powassan symptoms include headaches, vomiting, confusion, seizures, memory loss, and long-term neurological problems, and it can cause death. There is no treatment.
The tick pictured was collected by Rhode Island researchers.
Matt Rocheleau can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @mrochele
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