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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2017, 11:37:38 pm »
 Ticks are really bad around here right now too. A couple days ago I parked my 4 wheeler in the shade under a pine tree. A couple hours later I went back to the 4 wheeler and seen a couple crawling on the fender. I got to looking more and found around 50 just on the 4 wheeler  :o. I think they may have been falling out of the pine tree  ???
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2017, 06:30:58 am »
my 10 year old had one in her neck good thing my wife has glasses  cause I never seen that tiny thing  >:(   they gave her liquid to take and told us the sun wont bother her and she was allowed to have ice cream  ???  >:( >:( >:(  I really like ice cream  ;D I asked the doc if I could stop taking my doxy in pill form and take the liquid  she told me to suck it up  ::) :D wasn't bad as we haven't had any sun in weeks but now its going to be in the 80s now that I'm taking it  they have a cedar spray that is supposed to be the best thing for the ticks anyone using/heard of it 

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2017, 09:07:45 am »
Ticks are really bad around here right now too. A couple days ago I parked my 4 wheeler in the shade under a pine tree. A couple hours later I went back to the 4 wheeler and seen a couple crawling on the fender. I got to looking more and found around 50 just on the 4 wheeler  :o. I think they may have been falling out of the pine tree  ???

I'm pretty sure they do fall from trees,  we had a large pine in grandpa's yard growing up, and even with all the chickens, guineas, peacocks, and the rest, they seemed to always fall from that ole tree,  that said I read somewhere that warm winters don't mean a worse tick season to follow, but in either case, they are out in force here as well,  the new illness that comes from some of them mainly up north seems to be a bad recipe, I think reports are that infections can occur within 15 min?
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2017, 11:44:26 am »
I'm getting kind of paranoid about ticks.
Looking at my bunny friends doesn't help. This guy kept hopping towards me until he was only 6-7 feet away. Maybe he wanted help as he had to stop and scratch about every other hop.

 

 

But I saw a moose this spring that didn't seem to have any so that's good.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2017, 05:50:53 pm »
The moose will most often have mites that give them a tough time.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2017, 08:00:56 pm »
Bring back DDT and you will not have problems with ticks. Why didn't you have a problem with ticks in the 50's, 60's, 70's...DDT killed them off. No more mass spraying and the little buggers come back in force. Look up "ghost moose" some of them will have 70,000+ ticks on them, killing 70%+ of moose calfs in Maine.
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 04:35:08 am »
The, so called 'winter tick', is actually what we call the moose mite (Dermacentor albipictus) on the moose here.  They probably should be called ticks, rather then mites, since mites are microscopic mostly. The 'winter tick' does not attack humans.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 10:07:45 am »
I have been carrying around a therma cell the last few weeks to keep the flies and Mosquitos at bay while working on my fencing project.
I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I have not had a tick on me in weeks.
I've been walking thru the tall grass running electric fence and haven't had one on me.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 11:41:09 am »
I have been carrying around a therma cell the last few weeks to keep the flies and Mosquitos at bay while working on my fencing project.
I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I have not had a tick on me in weeks.
I've been walking thru the tall grass running electric fence and haven't had one on me.

is this what you use?
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 12:41:17 pm »
Long pants tucked in and long sleeves go a long way.  With the newer breathable fabrics, this isn't completely insane in summer. 
Check your body every day. 
Permethrin is a wonderful product.  It's based on a natural insect poison found in chrysanthemums and engineered to last longer.  Spray it on clothes and it lasts >20 washings.  A little goes a long way.  Plain old DEET works great too, but you have to reply.  Either of these is better for the environment than diesel fuel.
The best tick control we have found is free-ranging chickens.  We live an area with lots of ticks and LOTS of them are infected with Lyme and other tick-born diseases.  Once we got a small flock of chickens, we almost never get ticks on us.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 01:11:16 pm »
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Yes.
That is what I have.
Works great for Mosquitos and black flies.
Like I said earlier about the ticks.
Not sure if it's a coincidence or not.

We have close to 200 free range chickens too!!
Lots of fox and coyote problems go with them.   :D :D :D

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 04:01:45 pm »
Put sulphur in cuff of pants seems to discourage ticks from getting on you
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2017, 05:45:31 pm »
I had never seen a tick untill 6 years ago .
I pull 6 or 8 off the dog every day and some off me . It's bad this year I seen a snapping turtle with tics all over it
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2017, 10:11:48 pm »
We were recommended these new flea and tick collars by our local vet.
Since putting them on the dogs we haven't seen a tick on them in a couple weeks.
The collars are made by Seresto.
They work like a charm.  :)

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 09:51:47 am »
Anybody have a recipe for a DIY spray for the yard and area surrounding house and garage?  I've heard that Dawn dish soap and vinegar mixed with water will work, but haven't seen any specific formulas.  My son has been laid up with Lyme for the last couple of weeks. Need to establish a defensible perimeter safe for kids/dogs.
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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2017, 10:38:30 am »
We were at Gettysburg Sunday and were warned that the ticks were terrible this year. The guy who told me this stopped talking, reached over and got one off my shirt collar. I'm sure we have them in Florida but they aren't a problem usually.
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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2017, 10:47:01 am »
Anybody have a recipe for a DIY spray for the yard and area surrounding house and garage?  I've heard that Dawn dish soap and vinegar mixed with water will work, but haven't seen any specific formulas.  My son has been laid up with Lyme for the last couple of weeks. Need to establish a defensible perimeter safe for kids/dogs.

You need to not use a "do it yourself" solution.  They will not work.  The know working solutions used by the US military and others are:
DEET, prevents by repelling but requires daily application and is best on clothing, it will keep them away.
Pyrethrin - recommended.  Can be sprayed on the yard, may be good for 2-4 months, best if sprayed on clothing kids wear in the yard, spray per recommendation of product, usually you spray it and let it dry overnight and then it does it's thing.  Pyrethrin is the chemical you are looking for but is the only one. 

For the dogs it is possible to put on a good collar such as Seresto by Bayer.  Lasts 8 months and they will have no fleas or ticks.  However, don't let the kids sleep with the dog (no dogs in bed at night) as the chemicals in the collar are not for us humans. 

You have ticks because of deer/rabbits/mice.  Remove those as you can and you will greatly reduce/eliminate the life cycle of the ticks.  Read up on tick life cycles and you will understand how to do this. 

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2017, 09:42:33 pm »
I sprayed around my mill and yard with Demon pesticide from Tractor Supply. I used the two pack per gallon strength. A little pricey but seems to have worked. Also killed all he millipedes and spiders my wife hates

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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2017, 10:28:08 pm »
I think you might mean "permethrin". That's the chemical insecticide perhaps derived from pyrethrin . https://www.hunker.com/12224525/pyrethrin-vs-permethrin

Anybody have a recipe for a DIY spray for the yard and area surrounding house and garage?  I've heard that Dawn dish soap and vinegar mixed with water will work, but haven't seen any specific formulas.  My son has been laid up with Lyme for the last couple of weeks. Need to establish a defensible perimeter safe for kids/dogs.

You need to not use a "do it yourself" solution.  They will not work.  The know working solutions used by the US military and others are:
DEET, prevents by repelling but requires daily application and is best on clothing, it will keep them away.
Pyrethrin - recommended.  Can be sprayed on the yard, may be good for 2-4 months, best if sprayed on clothing kids wear in the yard, spray per recommendation of product, usually you spray it and let it dry overnight and then it does it's thing.  Pyrethrin is the chemical you are looking for but is the only one. 

For the dogs it is possible to put on a good collar such as Seresto by Bayer.  Lasts 8 months and they will have no fleas or ticks.  However, don't let the kids sleep with the dog (no dogs in bed at night) as the chemicals in the collar are not for us humans. 

You have ticks because of deer/rabbits/mice.  Remove those as you can and you will greatly reduce/eliminate the life cycle of the ticks.  Read up on tick life cycles and you will understand how to do this.

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Re: ticks and more ticks
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2017, 10:33:24 pm »
I think you might mean "permethrin". That's the chemical insecticide perhaps derived from pyrethrin . https://www.hunker.com/12224525/pyrethrin-vs-permethrin

Anybody have a recipe for a DIY spray for the yard and area surrounding house and garage?  I've heard that Dawn dish soap and vinegar mixed with water will work, but haven't seen any specific formulas.  My son has been laid up with Lyme for the last couple of weeks. Need to establish a defensible perimeter safe for kids/dogs.

You need to not use a "do it yourself" solution.  They will not work.  The know working solutions used by the US military and others are:
DEET, prevents by repelling but requires daily application and is best on clothing, it will keep them away.
Pyrethrin - recommended.  Can be sprayed on the yard, may be good for 2-4 months, best if sprayed on clothing kids wear in the yard, spray per recommendation of product, usually you spray it and let it dry overnight and then it does it's thing.  Pyrethrin is the chemical you are looking for but is the only one. 

For the dogs it is possible to put on a good collar such as Seresto by Bayer.  Lasts 8 months and they will have no fleas or ticks.  However, don't let the kids sleep with the dog (no dogs in bed at night) as the chemicals in the collar are not for us humans. 

You have ticks because of deer/rabbits/mice.  Remove those as you can and you will greatly reduce/eliminate the life cycle of the ticks.  Read up on tick life cycles and you will understand how to do this.

However it should be spelled, yes, that's what I mean.  That's effective and safe and long lasting.  Triple bonus and that's hard to get.  With ticks...well you need to be careful.