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Summer Safety (Bug-Free) Tips!

Summer should be fun for many, especially for kids! But you don’t want it to be ruined by “little destruction” like bugs and other insects.

Here are some tips you might consider for safe summer activities for your little ones:

  • Advice your children not to play with insects and avoid areas swarming with them.
  • Make sure that your child showers immediately after playing outdoors.
  • Manage waste properly: Keep garbage bins tightly closed and get rid of all leftovers immediately.
  • Install screens on doors and windows to prevent bug invasions.
  • If you’re planning a garden party, get a bug zapper and hang it outside. Keep food and drinks tightly covered at all times.
  • Bathe your pets regularly.

See? The absence or limiting the “destructions” could mean more laughter, less irritation and less fear of possible disease that insects or bugs might cause to them.

14 Comments

  • Cindy Brickley

    Thanks for the tips. One very important one not listed is check for ticks! My husband had 5 tick bites last year. We live in the country were there are fields, woods where we have deer and elk. These animals carry ticks that can pass Lyme’s disease.

  • Dee Mauser

    Thanks for the tips. Another good one is to check yourself and your kids for ticks once they enter your home. Last summer on a Saturday morning I awoke to find a tick that had been attached to my wrist. Who knows how long it had been there, maybe all night, but we had been out restaining our deck and I’m sure that’s when the bugger climbed aboard and took a ride indoors for an all night snack.

  • Darlene Jones-Nelson

    My son has allergies and I do make him shower everytime he comes back in even tho he takes like 5 showers a day! So This will help with the insect bites on him.

  • lisa

    Good tips. I’m the one that gets bitten. My husband can be outside all day and not a bite. As soon as I step out Bam!

  • Nicole Mo'Na Lewis

    Our 4yo hasn’t been allergist tested and could have possible bug allergies so it’s nice to see the tips THANKS

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