|Rubber boots good for high grass or brush|
diatomaceous earth before you work to kill the pests. Wait a minimum of 4 days for the brown recluse, ticks and fleas to die off.
Notes from sgolis:
The pests in my yard are very bad this year and I believe it is due to a mild winter and a warm and damp early spring. We have an infestation of brown recluse spiders, fleas, ticks and snakes. I have been out working in the yard and garden since late March and wear rubber garden boots daily. They have prevented me from getting bitten from spiders and two baby snakes crossed over my boots while I was pruning a tree.