De-tick with duct tape!
We've been receiving a lot of questions about larvae tickencounters. Now's when you may encounter an egg-batch worth of larval stage deer (blacklegged) or Lone Star (seed) ticks. These six-legged larvae hatch from egg masses that can contain 3,000 or more eggs that all hatch at about the same time. That's why people more frequently encounter a tick swarm instead of a single larval tick. The good news about larval deer and Lone Star ticks is that they hatch from eggs as pathogen-free ticks.
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This very effective way to de-tick yourself starts with duct tape! Our TickSmart Tip for August and September is to always have sticky duct tape ready in case of a tick swarm. Duck Brand tape even comes in an appropriate lime (Lyme) green!