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February 08, 2011

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Joy Fatooh

Tell Mr. Green! "The regrowth of forests and the resurgence of deer" are not "great environmental triumphs" in the many regions where forests are overgrown and deer are overpopulated due to excessive suppression of wildfires and predators. Please don't represent Lyme disease as the unfortunate consequence of a balanced ecosystem.

Dorothy Leland, California Lyme Disease Association

Mr. Green, the letter writer asked for "a more efficient way to minimize my risk from ticks." You seem to offer only that he/she should dry clothes in a dryer for 20-60 minutes. There are more options: becoming aware of high risk areas for ticks when outdoors; dress appropriately to minimize exposure to ticks--long sleeves, long pants, use of "Insect Shield" garments; tick repellent on exposed skin, a thorough tick check when coming in from outside (pets too!)are some things that should be on the radar of anyone who spends time in possible tick habitat. More info at www.lymedisease.org.

Tom

Awareness of high risk areas can only take you so far - especially when you have to work in those areas already. 20-60 minutes on high heat is probably adequate, and as Mr. Green put it: probably less expensive than having to visit the doctor all the time!

Said

Thank you my friend :) I will come back to read more from you!

workboots

Hi, I really enjoyed visiting your site and reading the interesting articles and comments that are posted here. Nice job, keep up the good work. :-)
VJ-Global

Debbie

Great and interesting article. My dog brings in ticks alot in the summer. I get worried that one is going to get on someone is the family. Keep up the good work

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