S.L.A.M.
Sturbridge Lyme Awareness of MA


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Prevention

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Wear repellent on clothing and skin whenever outdoors. Permetherin is available for clothing and DEET on  skin.   repellents are also available. 
- Learn early signs and symptoms of Tick borne diseases (Tbd's)
- Remove leaf litter from yard spaces
- Stay on trails and out of high grass/weeds when hiking.
- Do daily tick checks on yourself and pets.

​​                                                         *  Follow the BLAST Safety Steps

                                                                Bathe or shower soon after coming indoors
                                                                Look for ticks and remove with tweezers
​                                                                Apply repellents for skin and/or clothing
                                                                Spray the perimeter of your yard for ticks
                                                                Treat your pets

                                                               * Learn more about the BLAST Prevention Program: 
                                               ​​http://lymeconnection.org/what_we_do/preventionprogram.html


​​Some good links to help with Prevention!
(While we don't ensorse specific products we offer  information  on our wesite as resources to those seeking information.  The public must use repellents at own risk and consider using according to directions on labeling.)


​Organic Repellent link: Tick n All   http://www.ticks-n-all.com/

​Consider ordering FREE Trail Signs for your community parks, schools or hiking paths:   ​​http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/toolkit/index.html#trailsign

Check it out:  ​http://tbdalliance.org/images/tickbornediseasepreventionguide.pdf

​Check it out​:  http://www2.epa.gov/insect-repellents

CT Agrigultural Handbook:  ​​http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/special_features/tickhandbook.pdf


​Check it out:  http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/images/NewDirectory/Resources/Printables/PreventionGuy_Kids_CALDA.pdf


Our​​ Pets:  http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/images/NewDirectory/Resources/2014_LDA_Pet_Spot.pdf

Check it out: ​​http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/index.html