Comments on: Be Kind to Ticks, They Could Save Your Life http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/be-kind-to-ticks-they-could-save-your-life/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Josephine Mooney http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/be-kind-to-ticks-they-could-save-your-life/#comment-22916 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:40:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12628#comment-22916 Steve, great little story and clever finish!!!

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By: Ray http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/be-kind-to-ticks-they-could-save-your-life/#comment-22915 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:04:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12628#comment-22915 The lead for this story caught my eye, and my previous experiences with Ticks and Lyme disease prompted me to read the rest of it.

I’m glad that a tick saved Steve’s life and he told us about it.

However, this story should prompt the rest his readers to remember the importance of regular doctor check-ups to identify and catch potential problems before they kill us!

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By: James Keleher http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/be-kind-to-ticks-they-could-save-your-life/#comment-22914 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:30:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12628#comment-22914 Good luck with the surgery, Steve.

I’ve had a lot of tick bites as I’m out in the forest taking photos every day off, so far no Lyme disease as they were wood ticks
and not deer ticks. I pulled 20 off my slacks once after walking
through low brush for a minute or two. Wear white so you can see them and check often if you’re out in the woods a lot.

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By: Eric Niemi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/be-kind-to-ticks-they-could-save-your-life/#comment-22913 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:38:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12628#comment-22913 The easiest way to kill a tick is to drop it in a container of water or light oil. As you will see, ticks do not swim very well and drown. If you choose to be more expedient, I have also never found one that can stand up to being placed between the swing of a good hammer and a hard surface.

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