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Re: [pct-l] Permethrin

In a message dated 7/14/99 2:08:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, angus@post1.com 

<< (those guys are hard to kill even when you squeeze them! I had to actually 
crush it between a rock and my knife), >>

You did the right thing by not trying to squish it between your fingers.  The 
bacterium that causes RMSF can be passed via a small cut or skin opening on 
your fingers or hand and the oozing mess you made of the tick.  You can't 
tell by looking at the tick if it is a host of the disease.  UGH...those 
silent killers....

Snakes don't bother me, wild thunderstorms don't bother me....it's these 
sneaky, quiet, crawling, critters that give me the willies.....

A beautiful day in Vermont.
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