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HOW TO AVOID TICKS AND THE DISEASES THEY CARRY

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING THE THREAT OF THESE DISEASE-CARRYING PARASITES

Hikers, campers, anglers, farmers and pretty much anyone else who routinely spends time outdoors during the summer months will eventually encounter ticks. These blood-feeding parasites can be active year-round, but it’s during the warmer months that we humans are most likely to stumble through their habitats and thereby present ourselves as their next meal.

See the full article by Phillip Meeks here.

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May 8, 2022

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