I have to agree with Miss C about
culling deer - without the deer, ticks will just move on to the next easiest target. It's not like we can stop them just by removing 1 food source! Not to mention the fact that birds are the way these ticks are carried from one side of the US to the other and from one country to another. That's something that "we" can't stop - birds migrating.
It is strictly just my opinion on this subject -and I have not spent a lot of time researching this subject- but the way I see things, if the deer are removed from the picture (and what a shame that would be!) then our pets are the next biggest target. Which would mean that then people stand to become even more exposed to the ticks and the infections they carry as there will be more ticks in each home. After a while - since these ticks are stealthy little buggars - it won't even matter if you don't have pets in your home, you will be exposed since the ticks can hitch a ride on a pant leg, or whatever and then drop off in someone else's home!
If there was some way to get and keep the Western Fence Sitting lizard in the colder areas of this country that would be a great thing! But lizards generally don't do well in freezing temps - so that's out.
Without neutralizing the bacteria in the mice - the original source - I really don't see that there is a good way of just stopping the infections before they start, That's why I am behind the efforts to push for better testing and treatments. I really do believe that will be the only way to "get a hold of" this pandemic situation.
Once again - this is only my opinion and I haven't dedicated much time at all researching and learning about
all of the details.
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"
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I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, making long paragraphs very hard to read.