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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Marine5068, May 22, 2018.

  1. Marine5068

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    Well tick season has started here again.
    I just pulled a deer tick out of the back of my right thigh.
    It had only been there a short few hours because it looked tiny and not engorged at all.
    It was a black-legged deer tick though, so I got a one-shot antibiotics from my clinic just in case.
    Lots of people telling us of their dogs getting them too.
    Watch out, check clothes after outdoor exposures and use lots of repellent especially around your cuffs and pant legs.
     
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    Blue Oaks ArboristSite Operative

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    We have tons of them around here this time of year. Modern science tells us they need 36 to 48 hours to deposit the bacteria that gives you Lyme's though. They make these little tiny pickle forks that are great for removing ticks. Google tick fork and there's a bunch of them.
     
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    Huskybill ArboristSite Guru

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    I eat garlic plus the pain killer I’m on nothing that bites me lives very long. I hate tics.
    There’s a cedarcide spray to use on our clothes it’s a tic repellent.

    https://www.cedarcide.com/

    Years ago I washed my skin with two stroke mix to keep the bugs away while working in the woods. Not with the ethonal we have today.
     
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    Playing outside and in the woods as kids. Night nightly baths and 'tick check'. Back when kids played outside til dark.

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
     
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    I hardly ever heard of anyone getting a tick bite growing up. Even an old dog only got one once in a while.
    I have sulfur water and I drink a ton of it, they tend to leave me alone. I was told that old time farmers would buy sulfur powder and mix it their pitcher of water in the spring/summer. We have some spray that is made locally with some non hazardous products that we spray on the dog if I remember to do it...lol
     
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    Back when the farmers burned there fields at the end of the growing season we never had a tic problem. The fire killed the tics. Well they can’t do that anymore it’s against the law. Lyme disease started I guess in Lyme, ct were it was discovered. And spread from there. The cedarcide is made from cedar.
     
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    Company named sawyers makes a spray called permethrin. Use it for hunting season and haven’t had a tick for yrs
     
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    Tick season is in full swing around here too. Had one crawling on me just the other evening.
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    If I went to the doctor every time I got a tick off me, I'd probably have to live there. I do hate those little bastards.
     
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    just wandering you gota get a shot when you get a tick on you?
     
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    I had one making circles looking for a good spot to sink it’s straws in. The misses had a tic that was dug in. I got it mostly out but one leg. The doctor got it all out and gave her an antibiotic shot for it.
     
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    Tick season is in full gear here too. Found three crawling on me after a walk in short grass...perfect tick country. And I had DEET on too.
     
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    Cant be too many here yet. The weather isn’t a stable temp yet. Hot n cold has the tic longevity mixed up. They need blood within a certain time. It’s been colder.

    In the hot weather they disappear till the fall.
     
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    Wife and 4 of the kids went to a friend's farm to ride horses. I suspect it was a covert attempt to get rid of some ticks. They came back with a dozen ticks!

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    The O'Tom Tick Twister. Get the smaller one, since most ticks are tiny. The bigger one won't work on the smaller ticks.
     
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    Same here in KY, we had an outbreak of Blue Tongue in the deer population that took a lot of them out. I suppose that has to do with why our tick problems are so bad this year.
    My wife, son, dog and I went for a hike and came back with 18 hitch-hikers.
     
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    These work great. We get ticks a lot and this is an easy and effective way to remove them.
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    A tick crowbar! That could be painful using where a lot of ticks like to get.....LOL
     
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    Anyone knows if for most people, Lymes disease is something the body get used too? I am freaking out a little because this is a new disease here and we are seeing lots of ticks for the last 4 days.
     
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    Screenshot_2015-04-27-09-57-46.png Ticks you say! One of my wife's favorite hobbies is pulling them off the dogs in abundance.
     

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