Ticks in the bush

To: wendy <>
Subject: Ticks in the bush
From: Ian Montgomery <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:35:44 +1000

Do you take Vitamin B tablets? They are supposed to discourage mosquitos. Maybe they have a similar effect on ticks and leaches.

Just wondering . .

Ian Montgomery Townsville North Queensland Australia
Wild bird photos: <>


On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 11:22 AM, wendy wrote:

Hi Craig,
A couple of things on subject from www I hope you find helpfull.
Anecdotal reference to Lume(sic) Disease = Lyme Disease in the kyak article
may be worth following up/confirming, I've included a couple of references
on that for you to consider.

Anecdotally - I have had the interesting life experience that for some
reason both leaches and ticks seem to not be interested in 'hooking' into
me. I have met them on plenty of occasions and other human companions have
been 'got '
but not me. One theory I have is it's 'cos I'm a long term vego (>20yrs) -
but I'm very NOT anaemic.
On one occasion while visiting WA I spent a whole day in some bush to the
North of Perth macro-photographing wildflowers, which for me involves lots
of lying on the ground. I was utterly unaware there were ticks about. For
the next few days I extracted over 40 ticks of various sizes from my
person - NOT ONE had latched on!!!!!

Wendy Moore
Friends of Craigieburn Grassland, Victoria

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