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Beware: Tick time is here

Original post made on May 16, 2016

It's that time of year again. Trees are blossoming, weather is warming, grasses are growing, and the Ixodes pacifica nymphs are questing for a blood meal. You won't even feel the bite as they most considerately inject an anesthetic first.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 15, 2016, 6:17 PM

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Posted by Gate
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2016 at 8:39 am

Thank you for this informative article.

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Posted by Tania Hanson-De Young
a resident of Alamo
on May 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Great article Sue, thank you. Our daughter has Lyme and Babesia, contracted when she was 7 here in Danville (probably in our backyard). She was misdiagnosed for years until she could barely get out of bed when she was 18.

For tick testing, go to Web Link Bay Area Lyme Foundation does the testing for free as part of their research. There are instructions online on how to preserve the tick and send it in, preferably within 72 hours. This can save you years of heartache and tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars.

I still hike the hills but spray my dog and my legs with a white vinegar, water, and almond oil solution that repels ticks.

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