Posted by James Quinn

How Ticks Get On Humans

   When you find a tick on your arm or in your hair it has most certainly crawled all the way up your body from either your foot or leg.  Ticks wait in the highest levels of vegetation for a host.  As our least favorite blood sucking parasites, ticks will climb to these perches and extend their legs in what is referred to as questing posture. 

   Ticks possess olfactory sensory structures on their front legs (Haller’s organs) that can detect an approaching host.  This process is in effect helping the tick smell a potential host using its own legs.  This is one of the main reasons for using Certified Organic Eucalyptus Lemon Oil in our Bug Repellent.  We believe it short circuits these sensors thus confusing the tick as to whether or not a human is passing.  Both feedback and testing have shown it to be extremely effective against ticks (as well as mosquitos and other pests).

   Ticks also use these sensors to pick up on a potential hosts CO2 emissions as well as any possible foul odors emanating from it.  They even sense changes in temperature as the potential host approaches.  Using all of these factors a tick can sense when and where to attach to a passing host; some tick species are also able to move quickly in its direction.  The tick then moves upward on the host in its efforts to find an ideal feeding area.

   We have developed our new Organic Insect Repellent using all natural ingredients for the purpose of short circuiting these parasites. Organic Eucalyptus Oil is the only natural compound considered by the CDC to be as effective as DEET in repelling pests such as mosquitos.  Our Repellent is certified organic and extremely effective.  It also comes with free shipping and a money back guarantee (as well as a pleasant odor).