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throwback 11-Aug-17
al snow 11-Aug-17
Mpdh 11-Aug-17
T4halo 11-Aug-17
Woods Walker 11-Aug-17
throwback 11-Aug-17
Lowcountry 12-Aug-17
TGbow 12-Aug-17
somedude 12-Aug-17
Bobby B 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
fdp 12-Aug-17
sammyg 12-Aug-17
robert sistler 12-Aug-17
Shawn 12-Aug-17
N. Y. Yankee 12-Aug-17
SWAG 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
somedude 12-Aug-17
RymanCat 12-Aug-17
wonderbowman 12-Aug-17
Bud B. 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
sir misalots 12-Aug-17
From: throwback
Date: 11-Aug-17

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I took a walk early this morning to look at one of my brush blinds. Just a quick trip over and back to get an idea of what needs to be done before season, that didn't take more than an hour. I was getting ready to take a shower a little while ago and when my arm brushed against my waist, I felt something there. When I looked I saw that I had company. This is the fourth tick I've picked up in the last couple months. This one didn't have time to attach itself to well and came off pretty easily. The last one had been there for days. It was engorged and the skin around it was swollen and purple. Up until a couple years ago I'd never even seen one in person.

From: al snow
Date: 11-Aug-17




You wouldn't do well where I live. ?

Some days, I have four by noon, and four more by bed time. That's not every day of course; depends what I'm doing and where.

From: Mpdh
Date: 11-Aug-17




Hate those damn things! MP

From: T4halo
Date: 11-Aug-17




I set a platoon record while stationed at Ft Benning, 12 ticks in a 3 day field problem. They don't each much.

T4

From: Woods Walker
Date: 11-Aug-17




When you go in the woods, duct tape your pants cuffs so it forms a seal so the little illegitimate offspring of dogs have a harder time getting in. A little DEET sprayed there wouldn't hurt either.

From: throwback
Date: 11-Aug-17




Like I said, until a couple years ago I'd heard of them, but hadn't even seen one in person. I guess they're here to stay, so so we'll have to learn to live together.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Aug-17




Ticks - they suck

From: TGbow
Date: 12-Aug-17




Man! I hate those things.

From: somedude
Date: 12-Aug-17




Nasty things. Here is Mississippi we learned to check ourselves regularly after a trip outside. ><> del

From: Bobby B
Date: 12-Aug-17




Had a friend in Rhode Island who got Lyme disease from a deer tick- darn near killed him.

He still has achy joints and bouts of overall weakness that plague him occassionally- 15 years later.

Depends on where you live but be mindful everyone. Losing a little blood is nothing but the ugly microbes those things can carry are no joke.

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




My girlfriends sister was diagnosed with Lyme a couple months ago and she doesn't go any farther outdoors than her lawn. I know of a couple other cases locally too. Just something else to watch for, I guess. Thanks for the tips guys.

From: fdp
Date: 12-Aug-17




Oddly enough here in my part of Texas I haven't seen a single tick, all summer. Rarely ever see a bunch, but I haven't seen ANY.

From: sammyg
Date: 12-Aug-17




Man I hate those damn things with a passion. Back in the late 1970's when me and my partners bought our hunting property you could go out squirrel hunting in late August or early September and hardly ever find one on you. Now they'll practically carry you away they're so thick.Been lucky though,I've only had a reaction to a tick bite once and it was nothing real serious.Now I spray my clothing and boots down real good with repellent if I know I'm going to be down at camp.

From: robert sistler
Date: 12-Aug-17




Ticks - they suck BIG TIME.

From: Shawn
Date: 12-Aug-17




Come to where I live, take a walk for an hour and I promise you will pick up at least 8-10 ticks everytime. We check ourselves good and brush them away before we go in the house. Then shower with a little head and shoulders to make sure none stay around and get feeding on us. I have sat in a turkey bling and had as many as 30-40 on me at one time. Shawn

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 12-Aug-17




I wonder if 100% vinegar spray would keep them off?

From: SWAG
Date: 12-Aug-17




Until you have ever had seed ticks. Only then will you know how many ticks can get on you at one time....

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




SWAG, I hadn't heard of seed ticks, so I just looked them up. I'm assuming from your post that you've had first hand experience with them and from what I just read, it sure doesn't sound like fun.

From: somedude
Date: 12-Aug-17




Swag is on point!!! Them little devil's are aggravating. <>< del

From: RymanCat
Date: 12-Aug-17




Did you spray and take all the precautions to avoid this? All ticks carry diseases! Period, treat accordingly or pay the price if we don't.

Better to safer than sorry.

From: wonderbowman
Date: 12-Aug-17




If I had to wear treated clothes to stop ticks I'd probably die of heat exhaustion instead. I find them all the time. Very seldom attached though.

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Aug-17




All tick CAN carry diseases. I have removed 10 from me this year that were attached. No diseases yet..... Most were deer ticks. Tiny evil b@$??r?$...!!!

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




RymanCat, I bought some Sawyers permethrin spray earlier this summer and I treat my clothes with it, but I haven't taken any other precautions.

From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Aug-17




Ticks, should be eliminated from this earth for good!!!





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