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Grandma tries to develop new products to protect people from ticks

A 74-year-old great-grandmother in Maine has created a new, simple product to help protect people from ticks. Jane Gower spent hours at her dining room table developing and perfecting Mainejane Tick Tacklers. “I developed this product, and Gower says she first got the idea for her product last summer after walking the dog. “I come home, I can feel it. everything. Gower, a former nurse, knows about the diseases ticks can carry. I look down and there are 50 ticks crawling up on my leg. of a cloth tie and double-sided tape that fits snugly. one person’s ankle. “When I was trying to get a patent, I was looking for things like that and they all wanted you to put DEET or something on it. These things don’t work. Gower said Gower said her Mainejane Tick Tacklers players aren’t meant to repel ticks but instead deter t Gower, says Gower: “Each tick them off. I get it, which means there will be a lot less next year,” Gower said. The beauty of it is, they can’t crawl. Once they’re on it, they’ll die on it. A few ticks, maybe less than 5,000 ticks for next season,” Gower said. She admits starting a business at the age of 74 was not part of her plans. Still, Gower said she’s motivated by helping make the outdoors safer and allowing people to enjoy it as much as she has. “People need to be outdoors and not be afraid to be outdoors,” Gower said. There is a piece of plastic to protect the tape. Gower says they’re washable and designed to be used over and over again.

A 74-year-old great-grandmother in Maine has created a new, simple product to help protect people from ticks.

Jane Gower spent hours at the dining room table developing and perfecting her Mainejane’s pick marker.

“I developed this product and I thought, ‘Oh my god, this really works. It’s simple. Let’s simplify it,” says Gower.

Gower says she first got the idea for her product last summer after walking her dog.

“When I got home, I could feel things crawling up my legs. I looked down and there were 50 ticks crawling up on my feet. I couldn’t believe it,” Gower said.

Gower, a former nurse, knows about the diseases ticks can carry. She designed a patent-pending system of a fabric fastener and double-sided tape that fits a person’s ankle.

“When I was trying to get a patent, I was looking for things like that, and they all wanted you to put DEET or something else on it. Gower said.

Gower says her Mainejane’s Tick Tacklers aren’t meant to scare away ticks, but instead to prevent them from tracking.

“Every tick we get, that means there’s going to be a lot less for next year,” Gower said.

If a flea crawls onto the leg of a person wearing a Mainejane Tick Tackler, it becomes trapped.

“The beauty of it is, they can’t crawl. Once they’re on it, they’ll die on it. A few ticks, maybe 5,000 fewer ticks for next season,” Gower said.

Gower is selling his tick removers at a number of stores around Maine.

She admits starting a business at the age of 74 was not part of her plans. Still, Gower says she’s motivated by helping make the outdoors safer and allowing people to enjoy it as much as she has.

“People need to be outdoors and not be afraid to be outdoors,” says Gower.

The tick killer comes with a piece of plastic to protect the tape. Gower says they’re washable and designed to be used over and over again.

https://www.kcra.com/article/maine-janes-tick-tacklers/38412604 Grandma tries to develop new products to protect people from ticks

JOE HERNANDEZ

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