You’ve probably got your own insect bite stories to tell. It’s a good idea to be on the lookout for unfriendly ticks and certain kinds of spiders.
The May/June, 2013, “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #141) includes an article on dealing with insect bites by Dr. Joe Alton. You may know him as Dr. Bones of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy fame and DoomAndBloom.net. He wrote an article on garden injuries in a previous issue, which you can view here. I’ve included an excerpt of the latest article below. It covers…
By Joseph Alton, M.D.
In the last issue of Backwoods Home, we discussed some of the hazards encountered by the homesteading gardener. Burns, cuts, abrasions, allergic reactions, and certain insect stings are, however, just some of the issues that the serious horticulturist can expect to deal with. In this issue, we will further discuss various insects and related ne’er-do-wells that can complicate your efforts to establish a successful garden.
Read the whole article here:
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
How do you deal with those survival gardening occupational hazards when they happen to you? Do you have any bug bite remedies that work well for you? Leave a comment below and share your words of wisdom with other survival gardeners.