Avoiding Ticks & Lyme Disease: UPMC Susquehanna Medical Director of Infectious Diseases Provides Safety Tips
June 24, 2020
Saturday, June 13th 2020, 12:28 AM EDT by
Ticks can absolutely walk around and navigate through wood chips. In fact, wood chips and leaf litter make wonderful humid areas to protect ticks. I’m not saying don’t use them, just be aware that they will not keep ticks out, but will rather serve as a barrier between riskier areas and non-risky areas but ALL areas are somewhat risky.
Ticks also love the Barberry plant and other invasives which are common in yards: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/06/25/juvenile-tick-attachment-on-mice-significantly-greater-in-japanese-barberry-shrubs/
Interestingly, the very plant that ticks love to mate under, often serve as effective treatments: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2019/05/05/good-news-for-bartonella-patients-identification-of-fda-approved-drugs-with-higher-activity-than-current-front-line-drugs/