Friday, March 26, 2010

Lyme time...

This movie should scare everyone who spends time outdoors.

Look for ticks to be most active in moist conditions, as they are susceptible to drying out.  Cover skin and use a repellent that contains DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, or permethrin.  It's actually better to apply these repellents to your clothing if possible, as they stay adhered longer to fabrics. Permethrin can last for a month or so when applied to garments, even through a few cold water washes.

I think I'm going to wear long pants and cover myself with DEET on all rides from now on!  I mean look at Dan's leg after riding Raystown last year!  ACK!

blood filled tick

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