A FRIEND ASKED:
Hey Dave where did you contact this Lyme desease from anyway just wondering is it cause you live in the woods or you camp alot and got it from the ticks there...???? ·
David R Thomas Who knows Herb. I grew up on the farm and was there until my late 30's. I am an outdoorsmen, hunting, fishing, But my wife was never a farmer and she was stricken with 4 or 5 strains of tic bite diseases and I and the Lyme assn. would blame this on feeding deer in the back yard for years, and bird feeders are now becoming a factor. If I were doing any of these things which I would most enjoy. I would buy a bag of tic repellent from your lawn and garden store and cover your lawn with it. Also when the kids go outside and play in the yard I would spirts them with a sprit "not a heavy dose" of tic repellent if they were to rump and roll in the grass as they live to do. " lower legs, groin, back of neck and arm pits." These in my mind and others are red flag areas for tics. Tics see body heat like an infrared camera. It has been studied that a lone star tic (not related to Texas) can detect your heat signature from 30,ft away. Thank Herb for your question.