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Monthly Archives: May 2012

What are Common Insect Bite Symptoms?

By Lisa  |  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 |  ,  |  Leave comment

You are out adventuring, because that is what we Tecnu® folks do, and ouch! Did you just feel a pinch or sting?

There are many insects that can bite or sting causing an irritating, itchy and sometimes painful situation. Some of these insect bites can be minor irritations while others may require immediate medical attention. Insect bites have a reputation of spreading illnesses such as the Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Not sure what kind of insect bit or stung you? Here are the symptoms of some typical insect bites and stings:

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Are You Really Ready for Outdoor Adventuring?

By Lisa  |  Friday, May 6, 2016 |  ,  |  Leave comment

I love when spring finally arrives after the long, cold winter. The sun is shining and there's more time for adventuring outdoors. It's also a great time to get your outdoor packs ready so you can enjoy the weather without having to worry about being prepared.

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Outdoor Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

By Caileen  |  Monday, March 28, 2016 |  , ,  |  Leave comment

As winter comes to a close and spring approaches, it's a great time to brush up on your outdoor knowledge! Recently, Backpacker Magazine published an article, "8 Wilderness Rules That are Actually Myths" and guess what itch-inducing plant made the list? Yep! You guessed correctly, poison ivy! So, naturally, as outdoor lovers and the makers of Tecnu® for poison oak and ivy, it was necessary we tag along with Backpacker and debunk these myths!

 

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Is Age a Factor With Poison Ivy?

By Caileen  |  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 |   |  2 comments

Recently, while monitoring blog comments, I stumbled across an interesting two-part question that was submitted to one of our most popular posts, 6 Ways to Get Poison Ivy or Oak Without Touching the Plant. The reader asks, "Are young children more immune to poison ivy and do you have to be particularly sensitive to get a rash second or third hand?" Both equally great questions we are happy to answer!

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Can Poison Ivy "Choke" a Tree?

By Caileen  |  Thursday, January 14, 2016 |  ,  |  Leave comment

As you may know, poison ivy and oak plants can cleverly grow as ground cover, bushes, or vines. However, they are most often found climbing trees (poison ivy, especially). For many gardeners, strictly abiding by the saying, "leaves of 3, let them be," and choosing to allow the vines to climb, is the preferred option. But, others want to know, will allowing the vines to climb the trees eventually "choke" them?

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