Date: 5/8/19 11:52 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
We do a lot of international traveling and always spray our birding pants and socks with permethrin before trips. It helps with both ticks and chiggers...

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, Md

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> On May 8, 2019, at 2:43 PM, Jim <epiphenomenon9...> wrote:
>
> Yes, I have been worrying that it might be a banner year for ticks in Maryland. I take various precautions, and have only been bitten once in my previous 10 years. But I have already been bitten twice this year – once by a Lone Star Tick in late March in Calvert County, and once by one of the ticks that carries Lyme disease in PG County (Patuxent refuge South tract, power line cut) two weeks ago.
>
> Besides doing an obvious tick check on your body, don't forget they may be lurking on clothes or bags--tumbling items in a hot dryer is supposed to kill them.
>
> Jim Moore
> Rockville
>
>> On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 1:46 PM Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> wrote:
>> I know we all know this, but please be careful of ticks.
>>
>> I just left the Green Hills Farm Wetland area and pulled off over 20+ from me when I returned to my car. Another 4 when I got home.
>>
>> I have had to deal with one or two over the years, but never like this.
>>
>> Just be careful out there.
>>
>> Good birding!
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