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  •  Knew every one of those sad statistics, (7+ / 0-)

    because where I live the tick population is 100% infected.

    This information needs to get out and keep going out until the crisis level is properly recognized.

    Thanks for this article.

    Violence is a dead end... That's not how moral authority is claimed. That's how it is surrendered. -- President Barack Hussein Obama

    by Yasuragi on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 02:44:39 PM PDT

    •  Understand (6+ / 0-)
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      tryptamine, wader, 42, ladybug53, KenBee, tallmom

      People need to understand that the deer ticks that carry Lyme are generally so small you may never see them in a casual once-over. People make the mistake of thinking of dog ticks, which are much larger.

      Our grandkids were over for July 4th and ran through bushes in our backyard. We live in deer country. So we know the drill and before the kids came back inside we stripped them down and examined them. Found three ticks on one kid and two ticks on another. Using heavy doses of insect repellant is an alternative to the strip search, but it has its own risks, and frankly I'd strip search them anyway, so....

      Be aware. It is a real danger, and Lyme is not the only disease that ticks carry.

      •  In fact, it can be the least of them. Sad to say (0+ / 0-)

        Violence is a dead end... That's not how moral authority is claimed. That's how it is surrendered. -- President Barack Hussein Obama

        by Yasuragi on Fri Jul 10, 2009 at 08:01:01 AM PDT

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