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Matchless strategy for tick removal; 6 steps to avoid tick bites

Posted June 07, 2013, 9:51 am Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications My first tick sighting was a mixture of horror and fascination. It happened during my one and only experience with summer camp, on the shores of Alma Lake in north-central Wisconsin. One of my cabin mates discovered a big, fat tick burrowed into the skin of his belly. “Gross!” we chorused, unable to stop looking. Ideas for how…

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