Do you raise chickens? Have you been thinking about it? Come to the book launch party for The Year of the Mite!
All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon, Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She-and her house, her car, and all of her belongings-had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting and itching, Jane used her scientific background to figure out what was wrong, and most importantly, how to fix it.
Come hear the entertaining and informative Jane Ishka read from her new book, The Year of the Mite. Jane will discuss how the book is helping shift popular and professional thinking about parasitic mite infestations.
Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Free admission – pay for refreshments
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