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Why Can't I Wear My Dog's Flea and Tick Collars?

It seems like the easiest way to avoid tiny parasites is to just slap on your animal’s tick or flea collar and hike into the woods worry-free. But you definitely shouldn’t.

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

See the video on SciShow's YouTube channel here.

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May 8, 2022

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti

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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

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