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Old 03-21-2010, 05:19 AM   #1
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Just pulled a deer tick off my shin. Gently crushed it with a dime on a note pad and looked at it closely before doing an ID search on the interwebz. First pic I found just happened to have them beside a...........dime.


I had Lyme disease a couple of years ago, and it absolutely sucks, so I'm not happy about finding the little bastard. I AM happy that I'm being treated for diverticulosis, which consists of 2 antibiotics, so I already beat the bloodsuckers.

This time.

Wear insect repellant, folks.



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Old 03-21-2010, 05:45 AM   #2
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Ticks are usually more active in warm weather(starting around April), but can be active at any time. Even in the Winter as long as temp is above 35 degrees. They Die at the end of their 2 year life cycle.

When treating your yard pay close attention to the Ecotones.



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Years ago in So.Cal. , we had fleas, ticks and chiggers (red bug).. The chiggers are the worst IMO.. But dang, Lyme disease ?. You aren't kidding about the bug spray.. We used Off regular scent. 1 can per visit to the woods. And stunk for a week..

Glad to hear you are "immortal" now and still here..

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I hope this year isn't a repeat of last year. In the south the ticks and spiders were TERRIBLE.

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Critters are very bad around here, we have lots of ticks,mosquitos, and fleas.

Once while hunting with snow on the ground I stepped on a copperhead. It was alive, but not too perky. It just slowly crawled off, but that was strange.

Yes, wear repellent folks!

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What repellent do you reccomend?

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20% DEET or higher on both skin and clothing.
Permethrin to clothing, hiking boots, tents, and camp chairs. Never use on skin.
Tuck your pant legs into your boots, and keep your shirt tucked in.
Wear bug repellent Clothing. Ex-Officio has a line of clothing that is pretreated with permethrin. The treatment lasts through up to 70 washings. Check them out good for the Outdoorsman

ExOfficio - Insect Shield Repellent Apparel. Shirts, pants, shorts, underwear and outerwear for men and women

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Thanks, will have to get some...

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Ticks can be nasty buggers. Sorry to hear you had to battle Lyme disease, gork - that's truly incapacitating for some unlucky victims. Glad you came out of it OK (eventually!)

I got a paralysis tick on my scalp when I was 3 yrs old; it was very fortunate my mother noticed and got it off in time with a pair of pliers, or I could have easily died. They are pretty lethal on young children, if undetected...and every summer people's pets get taken out by them.

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I hope this year isn't a repeat of last year. In the south the ticks and spiders were TERRIBLE.

You're not kidding brother Couple years ago it was fire ants for me. Last year damn spiders.


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