Richard B. Shepard
rshepard at teleport.com
Thu Mar 9 15:18:27 EST 1995
On 5 Mar 1995 18:00:54 -0500,
stephen gough <sgough at s850.mwc.edu> wrote:
>On a related issue: what have people found to be the best agents to
>repel ticks? I work in the field a lot and while Deet, etc. help, they
>don't prevent tick adherence completely.
When I worked for a state agency in Florida we carried socks filled with
sulfur powder in our field kits. When leaving the vehicle, we tucked pants
legs into shoes/socks and dusted the region with sulfur powder. Same with
Avon's Skin-So-Soft is a terrible product for that purpose. However, its
odor is so offensive it makes a great insect repellent. If all else fails,
use the bottle to smash the tick. Highly effective.
Richard B Shepard, Ph.D., President
Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc.
2404 SW 22nd Street
Troutdale, OR 97060-1247 USA
+ (503) 667-4517 (voice)/+ (503) 667-8863 (fax)
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