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ticks and more ticks
« on: May 28, 2017, 07:11:07 am »
Wife had 4 on her. I found one the other night. Went for a ride,with the dog,walked her,and got 2 ticks on me,from two diffeant places.
With the 5 we have got here,that is more than all of the last 2 years combined.  ??? 
We did not even have them here 6-7 years ago.
Not a good thing to have around.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 07:54:40 am »
they are really bad here  too never had them in the yard till this year so Iv been cutting the grass real short to try and keep them out even the old wood ticks are bad my dogs have had a lot on them the last few weeks

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:45:36 pm »
Growing up 25 years ago I never saw a tick and I was outside all the time around cricks and rivers and woods and such.  Not a one.  Now they're all over us and the animals.  I'm thinking since the winters haven't been as cold and long they're not getting killed back or something like that.  Not good.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 01:12:51 pm »
We've  had ticks here for a long time - all part of working or playing outdoors.
What's 'new' bad news, is the Lyme disease that these critters can carry.
Central Canada is one of the hotspots.
So, it's important to find em and send them down the drain at the end of every day.
The upside - I may smell better with that one a day shower.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 01:25:51 pm »
The Lone Star Tick is causing big problems on the east coast.
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 10:58:48 am »
I walked the dogs around our pond last Saturday.
We had 23 ticks on us.
Never seen this many ever before.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 11:16:29 am »
It was only a few years ago that i saw my first tick. Now if i go outside without treated clothes i get bit. Pulled the 5th or 6th one this year off me yesterday!
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 12:36:48 pm »
they don't seem to like diesel fuel I tried it in the bottom of my pants and sprayed my shoes also

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 01:03:33 pm »
You just need some fire ants

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 01:08:18 pm »
That's good to know, coxy.  I have to say if it's not too hot and I'm able to wear my bib overalls I don't get as many as when I'm wearing carpenter jeans with suspenders.  Not sure why.  My bibs I have to roll up the bottoms, maybe that acts like a buffer.

I heard guinea hens will keep their territory bare of ticks and other critters cause they turn their heads and strip the individual grass blades between their beaks.  I wouldn't know - only guinea birds I've ever seen were cooped up and made a hellacious racket when you opened the door.

When we had free range chickens around the ticks were definitely less numerous.  They must get them too.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 01:42:55 pm »
we also had way less bug with our free range chicks to next year ill have more

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 03:29:21 pm »
Haven't seen any here, never have really. Only one time I saw a couple wood ticks a few years back, and that was that. Wood ticks was bad down in NS I know.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 06:29:51 pm »
near lake Ida in Minnesota back in 2010
at the end of a 2 hour walk i had 32

  

‎Sunday, ‎July ‎04, ‎2010
this micro Tick

 
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 07:57:32 pm »
The mild winters are promoting their spread,
 for work I have a one-piece cover-all that is treated with Permethrin
and a little Picardin on the skin
seems to do a good job keeping them away.

dirty buggers, 

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 08:50:40 pm »
Maybe I will keep the diesel in my lubemizer then..my dog and I will stink like diesel at the end of the day because of the lubemizer and the wind carrying the diesel, but maybe it's not such a bad thing as I haven't found any ticks yet this year on either of us. 
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 12:49:53 pm »
The future is scary.

More powerful pesticides are being used. The pests are becoming immune to them.

Humans are more and more germaphobic. Using more anti bacterial everything.

Antibiotics are being prescribed for everything. The things the antibiotics are supposed to kill are also becoming immune.

I am seeing the future being very bad for humans.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 02:16:42 pm »
Getting hard to even get new vaccines or curatives. No money in it.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 07:22:00 pm »
We live in ten acres of woods but we have so many critters running around at our place they must pick up all the ticks. I haven't seen any here at home for a number of years. Seven cats out side and I have't seen any of them eather. We have a ton of raccoons and ground hogs so maybe they have them all.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 09:17:05 pm »
here in arkasas we always have a good tick crop if it wasn't for them and the poison ivy we couldn't claim the farm credit  :D :D

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2017, 09:39:21 pm »
Been bad here too. Got one embedded in my back this am. I decided to bathe instead of shower tonight. The ole testiculo was itching and guess what. Seed tick embedded. Glad my children are grown