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2010/04/04 10:07:04 (permalink)

ticks

better spray down. a buddy had 2 on him this weekend. gonna be bad this year.
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    SilverKype
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/05 07:49:16 (permalink)
    Had 3 on me Saturday. Dad had 3 too. How exciting.

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    RE: ticks 2010/04/05 20:34:39 (permalink)
    I worked as a Forester in Pa for many years and had one tick, a dog tick. I never picked up a Deer Tick. Where did they come from? I do not think they were native to here.
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/06 10:52:01 (permalink)
    I remember getting one wood tick about 3 years ago. Deer ticks are everywhere. Seemed to spark about 10 years ago. I remember a buck a friend shot the first day of archery about 14 years ago was covered in them. They were like a foreign creature to us. Freaked out ! They are going to be really bad this year.


    I wonder if the unified sportsmans are stocking them to keep hunters out of the woods; thus shooting all the deer.




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    RE: ticks 2010/04/07 12:58:04 (permalink)
    Never saw any in 1A or 2B my entire life until last year.  Saw a few too many last year for my liking.  Really sucks thinking I have to spray down every time I'm in the woods, which is like half my life. :) I know enough people who have lymes disease that I don't wish it on my worst enemy, so I'll take my precautions instead of my chances.
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/07 21:19:37 (permalink)
    Don't forget that your pets can get Lyme Disease from deer ticks as well. Keep 'em up to date on their flea/tick meds.

    My 4 year old black lab got hit hard with Lyme last fall right after duck season started. He was in pretty rough shape for a week or two before the antibiotics kicked in.

    They were bad around here (2B/2D) last year and the previous year. 2 years ago, I pulled 3 embedded deer ticks off of my body at one time. Last fall, I pulled 4 different deer ticks off of myself.

    One more reminder that the vet shared with me - frost/cold does not kill ticks, it only makes them dormant. Even in the middle of winter, as long as there isn't heavy snow cover, if there's a thaw for a day or two, they'll get active again.
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/08 12:08:04 (permalink)
    With the warming climate they are moving farther north every year.
    Hunting around Shenango last year I picked a tick off me and Mika.
    Bear season was a bust too. Had 20 ticks on me the first day and
    no one wanted to go back out the second day. (Mckean Co.)

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    RE: ticks 2010/04/18 15:13:49 (permalink)
    look yourself over, pull em off ya and go about your business.... not gona get rid of em...
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/20 19:02:23 (permalink)
    i am in armstrong co.and my dogs just running around yard and woods near by they get ticks one or two each week.
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/20 19:57:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I worked as a Forester in Pa for many years and had one tick, a dog tick. I never picked up a Deer Tick. Where did they come from? I do not think they were native to here.

     
    I have been cutting logs in the PA and NY woods for 30 years, hunt archery, small game and fish trout streams all the time and have yet to find a tick on me...
    Must not like the way I taste....

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    RE: ticks 2010/04/20 21:44:32 (permalink)
    Me too...I taste like garlic and onions....and the other stuff
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    RE: ticks 2010/04/21 06:37:04 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: carpin06

    Me too...I taste like garlic and onions....and the other stuff

     
    Mabee we need to get together and try and market our anti-tick regimen..
     
    Bottle of good hooch, apple blunt and mabee some tenderloin smothered in onions and garlic.....Hmmmmmmmmm....

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    RE: ticks 2010/04/21 08:31:00 (permalink)
    That no stinkin' ticks stuff from scent shield really does work, but it costs a pretty penny for 8 ounces.

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    RE: ticks 2010/04/21 21:50:25 (permalink)
    silver, is that the name of a anti-tick spray?
     
    I need to find a good spray both for me and my 4 year old who wants to go in the woods with me this spring.

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