John Keimel (johnk@BRECKNET.COM)
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 12:29:13 -0600
It sounds strange and will appear strange, but I have at times worn short
hose stockings, yes the ladies stockings, that just go up to the knee or
below the knee. People could laughs all they want, but I've never had
chiggers and ticks will not get through the material. If you're working or
playing in the woods where you know there are problems w/ ticks, etc. give
it a try.
Also, when I performed a tick study with the Ocean County Mosquito Commision
in NJ, (someone wanted some action taken, mosquito commission studying ticks
- sheesh!) we wore our traditional mosquito stomping grounds boots - rubber
overboots. Apparently, the ticks can't attacht themselves to the rubber
boots, and then can't crawl up into your pants, etc.
Two ideas that work.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City