This clearly written and illustrated guide provides all the information you need to know about deer ticks, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, scorpions, chiggers, and other poisonous arachnids that can cause numerous ailments, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The early detection and treatment of bites can prevent permanent damage to you, your family, and your pets. Updated with the most recent medical information on Lyme disease, this is the essential handbook for parents, gardeners, pet owners, campers, hikers, hunters, and anyone else who is vulnerable to ticks and other biting insects.
Inside you'll find:
- How to identify the ticks, scorpions, spiders, and mites in your area
- The warning signs of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other ailments and how to treat them
- Ways to prevent contact with these outdoor pests and how to avoid getting bitten
- The myths about ticks and poisonous spiders