A Gleicher Converting Solution Helps Mainejane's Tacklers Fight the Spread of Lyme Disease

Posted on Thu, Nov 09, 2023

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Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. The disease was first named almost fifty years ago in Lyme, Connecticut, but the tick-borne disease is now found around the world. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released estimate based on insurance records suggests that each year approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease.

Although most common along the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Upper Midwest, the states in the northeast of the United States experience the highest incidence rates of Lyme disease because these areas are host to the largest number of infected ticks.

Preventing Lyme disease rests on avoiding tick bites. The most common ways of preventing it include wearing clothing to cover ankles, using insect repellant, and avoiding areas where deer are. But for hikers, campers, and people who like to be outdoors it can still be a challenge despite all the precautions.

All of these concerns caught the attention of Jane Gower from Dresden, Maine. A retired registered nurse with more than forty years experience, she witnessed firsthand the toll this terrible disease can take on those infected and their families. Jane’s love of the outdoors and her experience as a recreational Maine Guide was a prime motivator for her research and development of a safe, affordable product that would reduce the chances of acquiring tick-borne Lyme disease.

To find a fastener solution for her new wearable, named Mainejane’s Tacklers, she reached out to Gleicher. Assembled in Maine with all its materials made in America, the product is worn around the ankles to trap ticks on its highly sticky surface preventing them from biting the wearer. The adhesive component of the “tick magnet” is securely affixed to the wearer’s ankle with a VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®. Adjustable, strong, and reusable, it’s ideal for use in all kinds of outdoor activities. Gleicher converted rolls of ONE-WRAP® in lengths from ten to eighteen inches in length to accommodate wearing on the ankles and legs of both children and adults.

We are excited to work with Jane and help bring her idea to life by converting the ONE-WRAP® material in a way that will keep people safer and healthier as they enjoy the great outdoors. From the simple to the not-so-simple, Gleicher can reimagine your solution by using a material not commonly used for a specific application.

Do you have an adhesive or fastening problem in search of a solution? Whatever it might be, don’t get frustrated. Get Gleicher to convert it for you.

Speak with one of our Gleicher fastener and adhesive experts today and get the answers you need at 888-818-5798 or email

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