The best way to manage Lyme Disease and Related Illnesses is not to get them at all. In addition, for those who already have had or currently have Lyme Disease reinfection holds many implications. For those reasons we are providing a list of resources for you on the topic of PREVENTION. You are invited to submit suggestions for additions to the page to firstname.lastname@example.org
TICK TALK with BOB OLEY: Great information here as posted on TBDAlliance.org - Learn how to protect yourself and your family from TBDs.
For KIDS and Families:
A Greener Way to Keep Bugs Away: http://stmarys.macaronikid.com/article/24801/a-greener-way-to-keep-bugs-away
California Department's Timothy Tick helps you teach KIDS about TBDs! http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Ticks-Kids.aspx
Insect Repellent - Best Insect Repellents for Kids - By Vincent Iannelli, M.D.
Columbia Sportswear for great kids's and adult protective clothing: www.columbia.com - Bug Shield line.
Articles and Presentations:
Think T.I.C.K. - Take Action: Prevention strategies from The Tick Encounter Resource Center.
Best Way to Keep Bugs At Bay, Consumer Reports July 2010. Discusses a variety of bug sprays containing a variety of ingredients, DEET and DEET FREE. Also provides chart for comparison.
Safe Bug Sprays for Camping Adventures, A.E. Smith Discusses DEET FREE alternatives bug sprays.
Web Resources for Prevention Tips and Research:
http://www.tickencounter.org/prevention/camp_directors_message (Exceptional resource on prevention!!!)
Deer And Tick Prevention Companies:
Tick Testing Resources: Lyme Action PA does not endorse or
recommend the following labs but only offers them as a resource as a
service to you.