I’ve spoke with many friends and colleagues who have already had close encounters with the dangerous hitchhikers, and the season is only just beginning.  Fellow member Dave Rocque passed along a link to an informative video on lyme diease that was presented by Dr. Zhang at a conference in Ottowa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oULsr1CUyI as well as an article that discusses the subject: http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/

Remember the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  There are several repellants readily available in stores, and always remember to check yourself thoroughly for any unwelcome guests.  I have been using natural repellants made using essential oils, here is another link to an article with a few that we’ve found work well also: https://www.davidwolfe.com/trick-keep-ticks-off/  .  If you should find a tick on yourself, find  some peppermint oil ASAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNtwluBYCY



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