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Swimmer's Itch

6/22/2011

Swimmers Itch is common in Michigan Lakes and really can not be prevented.  It is most common in early season swimming when the water first warms up.  It does not affect all people as the reaction is an allergic reaction to a worm larva.  There are really three methods to reduce the possibility of swimmers itch.

1.  Attempt to keep waterfowl from the swimming area and beach.  The worm that causes swimmers itch comes from the waterfowl feces and then matures in snails.  Bunny run attempts to deter waterfowl from walking up on the beach using a simple line of string at the waters edge.

2.  The number of worms can be reduced by treating the water with copper sulfate.  This will reduce the snail count and worm count.  We typically treat for this in mid-June when swimmers itch is at its worst if needed. 

3.  Swimmers can towell dry or shower after swimming to prevent the worms from attaching to the skin.

Click here to download a PDF that fully explains the history, source, cause, and preventative options about swimmers itch.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

9/12/2017 - Minutes of the August 20, 2017 General Membership Meeting
The minutes from the August 20, 2017 general membership meeting have been posted to the B.R.C.C. website
5/25/2017 - Lakefront Homeowner's Meeting
4/3/2017 - 2017 Boat Launching
10/1/2016 - Board Members Terms
9/15/2016 - Boats out of the Water
Another season has come to an end and it is time to put up the water toys. There will be a combination lock on the Boat Gate in order to get your boat(s) out of the water. Please contact a board member for the combination under the "Contact Us" tab. Thank you.

LATEST NEWS

6/29/2013 - Fireworks Law
6/22/2011 - Swimmer's Itch
Everything you ever wanted to know about swimmers itch...
6/15/2011 - SHORELINE EROSION...
The loss of shoreline vegetation is an increasing problem around Michigan lakes. Learn more about it here.
6/1/2011 - Who may operate a boat / watercraft in michigan...
7/28/2010 - Michigan Online Boating Safety Course and Exam
Get your Boating Safety Certificate Online!
7/1/2010 - PWCs Rules and Regulations
7/18/2009 - Boat sinks in Long Lake
Early Saturday afternoon, a 20' ski boat sank on Long Lake in Lake Orion
3/12/2009 - BOAT SAFETY CHECK LIST
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
2/12/2009 - Child Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
12/1/2008 - Ice Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office

NEWSLETTERS

10/9/2017 - October 2017 Newsletter
Election results,Children,s Harvest Fest, Halloween Night, Club Improvements, B.R.C.C. Scholarship, Repairs and Improvements, Boat Storage, Boaters and Key Holders, Thanks to our Members
8/16/2017 - August 2017 Newsletter
2017 Membership Meeting; Scholarship Awards, Pulled Pork and Corn Roast and other club and community events; Membership, Club Improvements and Boat Storage
8/16/2017 - August 2017 Newsletter
2017 Membership Meeting; Scholarship Awards, Pulled Pork and Corn Roast and other club and community events; Membership, Club Improvements and Boat Storage
8/16/2017 - August 2017 Newsletter
2017 Membership Meeting; Scholarship Awards, Pulled Pork and Corn Roast and other club and community events; Membership, Club Improvements and Boat Storage
8/16/2017 - August 2017 Newsletter
2017 Membership Meeting; Scholarship Awards, Pulled Pork and Corn Roast and other club and community events; Membership, Club Improvements and Boat Storage

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