A natural tick deterrent for human use, to try this year: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil when diluted can also be used on dogs (not kitties) OVER 15 lbs. I would suggest 1 part tea tree to 4 parts water at min.
Cook up the bacon and set aside. Mix pancake mix and pour a small strip on the skillet. Place bacon on the strip of pancake batter and pour enough batter over the bacon strip to cover it. Cook as you normally would regular pancakes.