Make Your Own Natural Tick Repellent

Although I am excited about the coming of spring, the one thing I dread about the end of winter is tick season. I am in the woods a lot: looking for mushrooms, harvesting wild edibles, bird watching. If I have time to spare, I’m outside.

Ticks — and Lyme’s disease — have become a real problem in Western PA, the United States in general, and in many areas of the world. Even though it has reached nearly epidemic levels, it is still underdiagnosed and not always treated immediately. The disease can become chronic, the flu-like symptoms of aches and fatigue morphing into…