by Wayne Swallow
Lake Leelanau

Wayne Swallow of Lake Leelanau is developing economic data on Swimmer’s Itch through an on-line survey.  Following are some examples of Swimmer’s Itch (SI) problems that could provide valuable economic or financial information:

–  If your SI case was severe enough to require a doctor or ER visit he would like to hear about your experience.

–  If you were a visitor to a lake, and will not return because of a bad case of SI; tell us what you spent on your vacation that you will not repeat.

–  If you own rental property, what revenue have you lost because of SI problems?  Realtors can provide potential SI impact on property values or sales values.

–  Finally, if you’ve just had minor SI problems you are also invited to participate and share your experience.

Sometimes narrative descriptions can be as powerful as economic data.  Access the survey at:   http://swimmersitch.questionpro.com

Your responses will be strictly confidential and data will be reported only in the aggregate. If you have questions at any time, feel free to contact Wayne at 231-649-2087 or by email,   sisolutionsllc228@gmail.com.

Wayne is also conducting field trial of a new SI repellant this summer, if you would like to learn about being a volunteer in the field study, contact Wayne by phone or email.

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