This article summarizes the topic of protection from certain insects in the Outdoors (where Scouts spend a lot of time). There are lot of insects and spiders in the woods, and they can carry a variety of diseases. We focus on two of these creatures because they are commonly encountered in our region and can carry serious diseases. - mosquitos and deer ticks.

Key Pests in New England


The best approach is to treat all clothing with Permethrin and also to treat exposed skin with DEET or Picardin spray. Avoid getting these on your lips or in your eyes and avoid inhaling.

After Exposure

There are a few key points to cover after your time in the woods.

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J. Froimson

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