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Entries filed under 'Lyme disease'

    To Your Health: Tips for Dealing with Ticks

    fileIt is tick season again, and this year the little buggers are out in force. According to Cornell University wildlife expert Paul Curtis, this year's early spring means more ticks and potentially higher numbers of Lyme Disease cases. Staying tick-free and disease-free takes a little effort, but it's well worth it. Let's review the fundamentals of antitick warfare, shall we? Let's consider 3 main ideas: tick removal, protective clothing and chemical weapons. Tick Removal The most important thing ...

    Posted by Hovey WMI on June 8, 2012 1:04 PM & Tagged DEET, Lyme disease, WMI, permethrin and ticks | permalink | Comments

    It's Tick Time: Are You Prepared?

    fileTicks are nasty little arachnid bugs that only know how to do one thing well, which is to make you sick. Fortunately, REI and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS have some simple tips to keep you healthy. First, know your enemy. Ticks can live anywhere where you might camp. They like vegetated areas, especially ones where small mammals live. Their main occupation is a behavior called "questing," which is crawling upwards en masse and waving their tiny arms around until some unsuspecting ...

    Posted by Hovey WMI on July 8, 2011 1:15 PM & Tagged CDC, Lyme disease, NOLS, WMI, Wilderness Medicine Institute, first aid, health, tick fever and ticks | permalink | Comments

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