Dry clothes to kill ticks

A study released in the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, states that drying your clothes in your clothes dryer on a hot setting will kill ticks in six minutes.  Do not wash the clothes first and place them in the dryer on high immediately after coming in from a possible tick infested area.  The CDC currently recommends washing the clothes and then drying them for an hour on a hot setting.

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Helen Brophy

Helen has a BS from the University of Rhode Island with graduate studies in physical science, chemistry, and counseling. For the past 20 yrs. she has studied and advocated a natural all-inclusive, responsible approach to maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. Her belief and approach includes obtaining a rich balance encompassing all aspects of life through nutrition, exercise, spiritual and mental development, and responsible environmental habits.