Town of Franklin Health Director Cathleen Liberty took some time from her schedule to sit and talk about something other than the coronavirus. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
While we are out on trail and in the outdoors, in general during this pandemic period, Cathleen informs us on some of the precautions to take with regards to avoiding ticks and mosquitoes. The new term from this conversation is “questing”. Questing is the term for the tick looking to jump to a food source.
We review the precautions that should be part of the daily hygiene when we head outdoors and make it as frequent a part of the routine as adding sunscreen lotion.
The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Cathleen Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HsGCK9r7
Town of Franklin Health Dept page https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department
Tick questing from the CDC page https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/life_cycle_and_hosts.html
EPA mosquito repellent page https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/deet
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|adult deer tick (photo by Scott Bauer)|