This file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab of the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, RI.
(AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)
The AMERICAN army was apparently on to something when it began treating the soldiers uniforms with permethrin in the 1980s. The move was based on tests showing the EPA-registered pesticides, which mimics the extracts of the chrysanthemum flower to prevent tick and other insect bites.
Three decades later, it is still up to scrutiny, according to the CDC researchers. They leave black legs, lone star, and American dog ticks loose on the 10 types of permethrin treated clothing and saw a rapid effects, as described in a recent issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.
Juvenile black legs character died in less than a minute, while others began “rolling” away, researcher Lars Requirements tells NPR. Per the American Veterinarian, all of the character saw “loss of normal movement,” which means that they were not able to bite, when it comes in contact with the clothing for five minutes.
Although some seem to be concerned about the safety of permethrin-treated clothing, the EPA says it is “unlikely to pose a significant immediate or long-term danger for the people who bear it.” The obtain of the product on your skin results in only a minor irritation, according to the National Pesticide Information Center.
In a Wired article with the headline: “We Have No Idea How Bad OUR Tick Problem Is,” Megan Molteni argues that the “protective clothing, repellents, and daily partner tick-checks” are “better than nothing” to prevent the spread of tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
“But with more and more people get sick, the US with better solutions quickly,” Molteni writes, pointing to a national tick surveillance program is organized by the CDC.
The agency says tick-borne disease cases have doubled in the U.S. from 2004 to 2016. (Mama’s natural tick spray is undergoing tests.)
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