Ticks and Vitamin B

To: birding-aus <>
Subject: Ticks and Vitamin B
From: Ian Montgomery <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:50:25 +1000
This message was prophetic. When I had a shower last night, I found a tick embedded in my hip. Let's talk about something else like winning the lottery or seeing a Red Goshawk!


I understand it has to be one particular element in the Vitamin B
complex - possibly Vitamin B12.
At any rate, the same effect can be optained by the regular consumption
of home-brewed (ie live non=pasteurized) beer - or so I am told.
Mosquitoes and sandflies are certainly repelled, but I have no knowledge
of any effect on ticks, I'm afraid.
Anthea Fleming
Ian Montgomery wrote:

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: <>

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


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU