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Seasonal Safety Measures Part III

Charlotte Property
The summer is a great time to get outside, soak up some of that Vitamin D that your body likely didn’t get enough of during the winter, and make some new friends. A lot of that time spent outside will likely be around the home, so if you own or manage an apartment building or complex, there are a few things you may want to think about getting so your residents can enjoy the outdoors while still being safe. Here are a couple of things you can get that may help them.
1. Big Umbrellas. If you have a common area where people can gather, you may want to think about getting a small table or two with some large umbrellas so they can sit down, eat, chat, and enjoy the fresh air without having to worry about the sun so much. While they should be reminded that sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin outside, the shade will almost certainly be welcomed with open arms.
2. Grass. Keeping the grass cut during the summer is something extremely important, especially this year. Ticks are supposed to be even more numerous and dangerous than usual this summer and they love to hide in the tall grass. While keeping it cut won’t get rid of them completely, it does cut down on the chance of someone getting bit and developing Lymes Disease. As someone who developed this a few years ago, let me assure you it is not something you want to deal with or watch anyone else go through either.
3. Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is the bane of many people. While almost everyone will develop an extremely itchy rash, some people are actually deathly allergic to it. It can be very dangerous for children and the elderly to get, as their skin isn’t as tough as other people’s. Remember to always keep an eye out for it and get rid of it immediately if spotted.
While we want to make sure that everyone has a great summer, we also know just how much work goes into doing that for other people. Naturally you don’t need to follow any of these suggestions, but they will likely benefit both your residents and yourself when others hear about how great you are with safety. We hope you have an exciting summer!