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Tickborne Diseases

Insect Shield ~ Effective Protection

As the snow recedes and the thermometer rises in the northeast to north central parts of the country, the training and trialing season begins anew. Many of us have been cooped up for much of the winter and the excitement of heading out to our favorite bird covers to catch the woodcock flights is marred by one thing…the presence of deer ticks potentially carrying Lyme Disease.

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Last year Strideaway became partners with Tick Encounter Resource Center. If you live in an area of the country where deer ticks are prevalent (unfortunately those areas are fast growing) please make use of the up-to-date and reliable information available at Tick Encounters.

Take a few seconds out to read this: Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Ticks These Days by Thomas Mather.

A week and a half ago, I packed up 24 articles of clothing, everything from socks, blue jeans, long and short sleeve shirts and jackets and sent them via UPS to Insect Shield to be treated with their proprietary permethrin formula. The formula binds tightly to fabric fibers resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the garment. Permethrin has been successfully used in the United States as an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record.

Which insects does Insect Shield repel?
Insect Shield treated clothing (as well as Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel) has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums).

For more information, videos demonstrating the effectiveness of Insect Shield and the pdf Order Form required to send Insect Shield your own clothing to be treated, visit Insect Shield (Shop Work Wear > IS Your Own Clothes)

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Lyme and other bacterial diseases carried by ticks can change your life. Reliable information and protection are the key to prevention.



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Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

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