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Re: Tick bit
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 09:03:53 am »
Lyme wasn't that present in W. Oregon due to the wet weather.  No so anymore.  Got my first tick bite last year and got the bulls eye rash.  Got a month of 2x daily doxy and no milk products.  I understand those week long pill boxes.  Did I or didn't I?  Dump them out and count, look at the calendar.... :-[

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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2017, 06:31:27 pm »
Here in W. Mass, we also have a severe deer tick infestation.  FYI, Lyme disease was named for Lyme, CT as that is where it was first diagnosed.  As far as getting ticks out, many doctors and such use tweezes or tick spoons.  Never, ever burn them or use nail polish etc.  I have removed to many ticks to count from our dogs, family and friends.   I swear by the ODOM tick twister and carry one with me in my pack.  http://www.otom.com/en/  My dogs vet has them on the counter for sale, I buy serveral each visit.  I have never had the head break off regardless how engorged the tick is nor had a tick bite get infected.  The little buggers are caught in the "V" and you can see their legs wiggling.   
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2017, 10:49:10 pm »
I've never seen a tick twister but it looks great, almost too easy.  It looks like it would twist the head off, but apparently it doesn't? I guess they just get dizzy and let go....
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2017, 01:37:56 am »
Ticks are just a part of everyday life around my area. You check at the end of the day to make sure you didn't miss any as the day wore on.
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2017, 03:41:08 am »
Nasty business. Never see none of them up on the glaciers.  :snowball:  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2017, 08:36:33 am »
Swamper, just wait til that ice melts you will have them, any temp above freezing. Went bird hunting in nov. there was a hard white frost sat down to rest and picked twenty something ticks off my pants. I wish that Lyme vaccine had worked out. I tell my doctor the ticks bought him a new car, he didn't deny it. Frank C.
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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2017, 08:45:52 am »
In the woods all day in the spring until winter, never seen a deer tick. I have seen 2 wood ticks up here in 50 years.

In Nova Scotia, wood ticks are bad, seen lots down there around Bridgewater. But never seen deer ticks.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2017, 11:04:55 am »
I was fortunate to get the Lyme vaccine back in the 90s just before it was pulled from the market.
Only have had 1 tick bite since, got it off within 4 hrs
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2017, 01:39:22 pm »
I was fortunate to get the Lyme vaccine back in the 90s just before it was pulled from the market.
Only have had 1 tick bite since, got it off within 4 hrs

Why was it pulled ?
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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2017, 03:29:32 pm »
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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2017, 04:41:47 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2017, 05:31:57 pm »
Kb, just a note, it was not necessary to quote what I said.  Your reply immediately followed mine and the train of thought/conversation was never broken.  Notice that I did not quote your question before I answered it.

You had also quoted petefrom bearswamp's reply which was unnecessary.

Unnecessary quotes tend to clutter up the reply and are just that.  Unnecessary.
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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2017, 05:38:15 pm »
I just wanted the thanks to go to the right person.
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2017, 07:23:53 pm »
Swamper, count your blessings the trouble with deer ticks is you usually don't see them until the itchy red lump. I fear like wild hogs and killer bees ticks are moving north. When I was growing up back in the 50's we didn't have deer ticks just the old big dog ticks and you could feel or see them easily. Stay warm mate. Frank C.
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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2017, 08:17:26 pm »
I understand Kb, but read back through and you will see my point. 

Jeff has often threatened to woodshed the quote because of redundant quotes.  Sometime replies contain quotes of quotes which is certainly confusing at best.   smiley_dizzy
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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2017, 08:41:14 pm »
Yep... Got it ... Thanks
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« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2017, 03:30:12 am »
That OTOM TickTwister looks incredibly useful.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2017, 01:54:10 pm »
The problem with tests for Lyme is that they are notorious for being unreliable. I don't know if they have better tests today.
I've read that the fall is the most active time for deer tick activity as the ticks are trying to find something warm to latch on to.
Problem with deer ticks is that they are very small , much smaller than wood ticks.

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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2017, 07:04:11 pm »
I read somewhere if you eat pickled garlic it will repel ticks, I do that when I plan on being in tick territory and it seems to work. My wife is a tick magnet and doesn't like pickled garlic she always gets them and I almost never get bit. Or kissed by her ;D
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2017, 08:16:31 pm »
   We used to swear by sulfur to keep pests away. used to eat Sulfur cream of tarter tablets when chiggers were bad. Grandpa used to dust sulfur in his shoes thinking his skin absorbed enough to keep skeeters and ticks and chiggers away. He used to drop a drop of syrup in sulfur and roll it around to make a ball he'd swallow. I know neighbors around an Artesian well that was high in sulfur and we'd be swatting skeeters like crazy and they would act like nothing around them. I assume sulfur works with ticks as well as mosquitoes and chiggers. May be like chicken soup - can't hurt and might help.
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