Tick Prevention-On Both Sides of the World

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    A listener wants to know how to stay safe from ticks–in her native Australia! On the latest You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath discusses tick control strategies that are common to both Australia and North America. Plus, your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    I have a phobia of ticks. The little suckers totally freak me out! I’ve read your amazing posts about the use of Permethrin spray products to create tick-protective clothing, but what would you recommend for the skin? I’m also keen to start a good-sized veggie patch but can’t stand the thought of them being on the food I’m going to eat – any ideas?
    PS: You have a great following over here!
    —Natasha in Australia (specifically the Queensland – Palmwood region)
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