A six-minute plan to rid clothes of ticks
Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2016:
by Ann Lukits
There is a better way to kill ticks on your clothes than the method often recommended currently, new research suggests. The study, published online in the journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, says just six minutes spinning dry clothes in a hot dryer should kill all the ticks and reduce the risk of tick-related illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends washing tick-infested clothes and then drying them for one hour.
The recent research found that drying time can be significantly reduced if clothes aren’t washed first, as ticks are extremely sensitive to dryness. READ MORE.
- May 31, 2016 at 9:58 pm
Read the article. Just a suggestion. Put the clothes in a cloth bag before washing them, and put them in the dryer for a full hot cycle. Clothes that cannot be put in a dryer should be thrown out. I very much agree with the opinion expressed by “lease remind me why we continually have to give more money to an agency to solve existing problems when they rarely solve any problems?” For years before Lyme, i collected for heart disease and leukemia research. I know so many who still die from leukemia and heart attacks and other cancers too. Seems to me all that money only supports researchers for their careers, and doe snot solve anything.
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