NH State Epidemiologist on Killing Ticks?
Yes, Dr. Benjamin Chan is back and answering several health questions posed by Granite Staters on this WMUR-TV segment and he presents a GREAT tip on tick bite prevention.
Throwing dry clothes in the dryer on high heat for about ten minutes will kill ticks. Now if the clothes are wet or washed, it'll take longer.
Drying them out in the dryer is the best way to remove ticks from clothing.
- Dr. Benjamin Chan NH State Epidemiologist
For those of you that are wondering if Dr. Chan elaborates on the recent COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire, yes, he has plenty of facts to share that are interesting and, to a certain degree, calming.
In these scary times, I tend to let anxiety get the better of me whenever I see 'eye-catching' headlines or a new update that is packed with doom and gloom statistics.
It only takes about 30 seconds of Dr. Chan's words to stop me from freaking out. 'Knowledge is power' may seem cliche but it works like a charm for me.
And the only creatures that should have fear? Are the deer ticks!