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Prevent Lyme Disease with Showers and Fences [Yale study]

Infection can cause complications if not treat early, but research suggests you can prevent Lyme disease with some simple tactics.

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—In the Northeastern United States, the place where you’re most likely to be bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease is not in the woods, but in your own backyard. Fortunately, research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that some of the best ways to prevent Lyme disease are free and practical—good news for people who are leery of using chemical insect repellents like DEET or permethrin. While they are effective, chemical repellants pollute waterways and have been shown to cause behavioral problems in animal studies

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