BDN interviews Dill about duct tape trick for ticks

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Griffin Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension tick lab manager, about an emerging trick for keeping ticks away that is being shared on social media. The trick, according to the BDN, involves hikers wrapping duct tape around their pant ankles with the sticky side out to catch ticks when they crawl up their legs. “Wrapping a layer of sticky tape around your ankles will not completely prevent tick bites, but any added barrier can help,” Dill said. The Piscataquis Observer shared the BDN story.