[CT Birds] TICKS

John Weeks aerie.john at cox.net
Fri Jun 2 08:21:08 EDT 2017


I take all the precautions mentioned by Don, plus one additional step.  As soon as I get home from the field, I throw all my clothes in the dryer and spin them at HIGH heat for 20 minutes.  This is probably overkill, as 10 minutes is supposed to be sufficient.  I once spent six weeks in the hospital with severe Lyme disease, so I prefer to err on the side of caution...

Here's a link about killing the nasty things with dry heat:

http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/like-to-kill-ticks-put-them-in-dryer/

John Weeks
North Granby





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