Tick Prevention: Part Two

  • Tick Prevention: Part Two

    Amanda Bakken from the North Dakota Department of Health continues to talk about how to prevent tick bites on people.


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    This is part one of two parts to this audio.

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    Amanda Bachan:

    My name’s Amanda Bakken and I work for the North Dakota Department of Health as a West Nile Surveillance Coordinator for the state and I also deal with tickborne diseases. Today, we’re talking about how to prevent tick bites on people. You can always treat your clothing and gear with products that contain 0.5% Permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing, and camping gear, and it can remain protective through several washings. You can also purchase Permethrin treated clothing and gear. And after you come inside, making sure that you shower within the first two hours of returning, check your clothing for ticks. If you do have ticks on you, you can place your clothing in a hot dryer, turn it on high heat, and let it run for 10 to 15 minutes. That will kill ticks. All of these things can help prevent tick bites and tick diseases.

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