Alternative Earthcare Shares the 3 Things That Every East Hampton Resident Should Do After Spending Time Outdoors
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Earthcare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
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Nothing beats spending time outdoors in East Hampton during the summer. From the soft sandy beaches to wilderness trails, and from backyard barbecues to pick-your-own berry fields, there are many beautiful places to enjoy the fresh air. However, various tick species inhabit the east end of Long Island, and many of them transmit harmful diseases to humans as well as pets. Alternative Earthcare shares the three things that every East Hampton resident should do after spending time outdoors.
- Shake clothing outside. For anyone who spent time near any potential habitats, such as tall grass or dune grass, trails, fields, or ivy and brush, it's a good idea to change clothing as soon as possible. Shake clothing outside to ensure no small ticks are on them. Once a tick is in the house, everyone is in danger of being bitten. In the case of a brown dog tick, once inside, it can live its entire life-cycle indoors, which can result in an infestation.
- Do a body check. Ticks vary in size depending on life stage, species, and gender. Some ticks may be as tiny as a poppy seed, so careful examination is required. Ticks like to attach in areas where it is easy to hide or where blood is easily accessible. When doing a tick scan, examine the areas inside and behind ears, along hairlines, and on the back of the neck. Then be sure to examine between toes, in the crooks of elbows and behind knees, as well as the groin area and armpits. Conduct a full scan on pets that may have been near habitats as well, by massaging skin to feel for the pests and moving the fur to view the skin for signs of ticks.
- Take a shower before going to bed and wash hair thoroughly. For ticks to transmit disease, they need to be attached for approximately 24 hours. Removing ticks in a timely fashion is important to stop the spread of dangerous diseases, such as Lyme disease, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Ticks can hide on hair follicles, so it's important to shower and wash hair thoroughly after spending time near potential tick habitats.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative Earthcare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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