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TICK AWARE: Prevent and Treat Lyme Disease and Ailments Caused by Ticks, Scorpions, Spiders, and Mites (Falcon)
Susan Carol Hauser
The touchstone handbook for treating and preventing ailments from insidious bites
This illustrated guide shows you how to identify ticks, spiders, mites, and their bite marks on human skin as well as on house pets; offers proven advice on how to prevent getting bitten; and explains what to do if you have been bitten. Deer ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, chiggers, and other poisonous arachnids can cause numerous ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and the early detection and treatment of bites can prevent permanent damage. This book will appeal to parents, gardeners, pet owners, campers, hikers, and hunters across the country, all of whom are vulnerable to ticks and other infectious biting insects.
Susan Carol Hauser is the author of a dozen books. She is a writing instructor at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio.
Ticks are among the most feared of all eight-legged pests because they carry the debilitating Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Both diseases can cause permanent damage to the infected, and early detection is difficult. It's gotten so that in some parts of the country, folks are afraid to weed their gardens or hike in the woods. How can we regain the outdoors without putting ourselves and our children at risk? This guide provides the answers, along with vital information on other poisonous arachnids, including the black widow spider, brown recluse, scorpions, mites, and more. This book will help you: identify the species of poisonous ticks, spiders, and mites in your area; learn the warning signs of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain fever, and other ailments; prevent contact with disease-bearing ticks; recognize and treat reactions from bites; protect and treat children and pets; sort through the myths about ticks and poisonous spiders; and more. No homeowner, suburban or rural dweller, gardener, hiker, camper, hunter, or anyone who enjoys the outdoors should be without a copy of this guide. (51/2 X 81/4, 160 pages, b&w photos, map, illustrations, charts)
A complete handbook for the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease and other ailments caused by ticks, scorpions, spiders, and mites.
The complete handbook for preventing and treating ailments from dangerous bites
This clearly written and illustrated guide provides all the information you need to know about deer ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, chiggers, and other poisonous arachnids that can cause numerous ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The early detection and treatment of bites can prevent permanent damage to you, your family, and your pets. Updated with the most recent medical information on Lyme disease, this is the essential handbook for parents, gardeners, pet owners, campers, hikers, hunters, and anyone else who is vulnerable to ticks and other biting insects. Inside youll find:
How to identify the ticks, scorpions, spiders, and mites in your area
The warning signs of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other ailments and how to treat them
Ways to prevent contact with these outdoor pests and how to avoid getting bitten
The myths about ticks and poisonous spiders
About the Author
SUSAN CAROL HAUSER is the award-winning author of numerous. A commentator on National Public Radio, she teaches writing at Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota.