After working during the hot months with a survey crew last year I conducted an independent study all on my own. Tick bites went from several per day to none at all. I also spray up with DEET to stop chiggers and no-seeums. The deep Tennessee woods are amazing but treacherous if you aren't prepared.

The official study is very carefully worded in a scientific way that I find over cautious. The stuff works. Say it!

"There are several studies that provide pretty compelling evidence that wearing permethrin-treated clothing has the potential to reduce tick bites," says Neeta Connally, a medical entomologist who oversees the Tickborne Disease Prevention Lab at Western Connecticut State University.

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.