Archive for April, 2017

Girl Scout Resources

RESOURCES FOR OUR  SCOUTS AND THEIR PARENTS:

Signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease – handout

How to properly remove a tick and what to do if bitten – valuable information/link

Tick testing kit – early detection kit for Lyme Disease bacteria- results in 5 minutes

PREVENTION

How to apply Permethrin to your clothes – video on youtube

Permethrin: Safe for humans and has been used by the US Military for years in treating soldier’s uniforms. Encouraged to treat all clothing but especially boots, sneakers, socks, backpacks, bags, and even tents (will not compromise rain permeability). Can purchase at REI, Walmart, and on Amazon.com .

Send your clothes away to be treated by InsectShield – EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment.

Protect your yard – we are finding ticks everywhere, but you can do something about it- visit TickEncounter Resource Center

CHILDREN AND LYME

Study of children with Lyme and high rate of knee arthritis – article here

Kids and Lyme: How it Affects Their Learning – document by Sandy Berenbaum, LCSW

Children with Lyme and other tick-borne illness – link to information about getting help for your child regarding school issues

WEBSITES

www.LymeDisease.org – national website on Lyme Disease with fantastic articles and resources

www.ILADS.org  – International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

www.MarylandLyme.org – Maryland-focused site on Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses

www.TickEncounter.org – the TickEncounter Resource Center (TERC) I located at the University of Rhode Island. TickEncounter is the outreach arm of a multi-pronged approach to “solving the tick problem” both locally, nationally, and around the globe.

MOVIES

Watch award winning documentary on Lyme Disease – free on Hulu entitled, “Under Our Skin” – extremely eye opening!

HANDOUTS FROM GIRL SCOUT BIG OUTDOORS EVENT

Be Tick Smart booklet

Lyme_activity_book

Permethrin General Fact Sheet

Lyme Disease Myths and Facts

Tick Bite Comic Strip

Tick Bustr Patch Program GSCBergen County NJ