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To Kill Ticks: Dry Clothes, Then Wash Them

Posted on 04/3/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYes, you read that right: One of the best ways to make sure that Lyme disease-carrying ticks aren’t clinging to your clothing after you do yard work or go for a walk in the countryside is to first tumble your clothes on high heat in the dryer and then wash them. And that’s because the stubborn little suckers don’t drown, but they do bake. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends drying your clothes for an hour as a …