As everyone prepares for the upcoming High Adventure trip &/or summer camp at Boxwell, here’s some good info about tick prevention (see attached brochure). The ticks are supposed to be bad this year, so extra precautions are a good idea.
In addition to using regular bug repellent, I highly recommend treating clothing with permethrin. I do this each summer for our family & it makes a big difference during extended outdoor trips & activities. It is sold under several different brand names. At Bass Pro Shops they sell a version made by Sawyer. I’ve also seen it made by Repel.
IMPORTANT: Permethrin & its other variations are intended for use on clothing & gear ONLY. They should not be used on skin. The bottle will say this clearly. Clothing should be sprayed & then put in a sealed plastic bag overnight in order for the solution to permeate all layers of fabric. The next day, hang clothing on a clothesline outside until completely dry. Once dry, it is odorless & harmless to humans/pets. However, care should be taken when working with the liquid form – wear gloves & spray downwind. Once dry, the protection lasts through approx. 6-10 washings.
See you all soon and stay cool!