Synopses & Reviews
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? Outwitting Ticks provides the answers, along with vital information on other poisonous arachnids, including the black widow spider, brown recluse, scorpions, mites, and more. Outwitting Ticks 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 Outwitting Ticks. (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.