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Old 06-10-2021, 11:57 AM
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Fire ants might reduce the tick population in Texas and Oklahoma but it's not working in Florida. In the 12 years we've lived here I haven't kept track how many ticks we've removed but I'm sure my wife and I passed 1,000 a while back. Our property is largely ungroomed and if we go outside, we expect a few ticks.

About half of those we find are the tiny nymph stage. I need a strong magnifier so I can tell a tiny tick from a small scab. It's very easy to miss one.

There are lots of clever and entertaining ways to get them off but I agree with the CDC recommendation, which is grab them with tweezers and pull.

It's not all bad. Tick check can be one of the best parts of the day,
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:29 PM
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It's not all bad. Tick check can be one of the best parts of the day,
Depends on whose ticks you're checking.
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:56 PM
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It's not all bad. Tick check can be one of the best parts of the day,
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Depends on whose ticks you're checking.
And, where they're dug in...
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:16 PM
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My grandson is being treated for Lyme and Bartinela which also comes with Lyme as a secondary bacteria. I know I have misspelled the second bacteria so excuse me. The Dr's have him in an intense program of antibiotics but have told my daughter to be prepared for long lasting side effects. He's 18 and they live in Marin county CA. The treatment can cause suicidal thoughts as the bacterias affect the brain which in turn tries to hide itself creating the hallucination issues. Eating is another problem.
So please take care and pass on information to friends and loved ones. This is no place for ignoring the consequence of ticks.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:03 AM
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... This is no place for ignoring the consequence of ticks.

I agree completely. Although the incidence of Lyme disease is supposed to be very low here, 2 of my neighbors have had it. I joke about tick-check, but a big part of the reason my wife and I have removed over 1000 ticks in the last few years is that we looked for them.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:42 AM
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We are in a heavy tick zone. And I have periodic fatigue and full body aches, symptoms of Lyme Ive read, so at the last doc check a week ago I convinced him to order up a lab for Lyme.
The good news is it was neg.
The bad news is I still dont know what is the cause of my symptoms.....
But thanks to this thread I finally got the test
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:34 PM
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Plenty here in NC... Permethrin for your clothing, spray on clothing including shoes and socks, lasts about six weeks. If I'm not mistaken Horse owners use it to keep insects off their Horses, may work on dogs as well. I'd check with my Vet.
Yep. It works on dogs as well, without any problems.
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:45 PM
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Permethrin is Toxic. Duh, that is why it kills ticks.
It has been known to cause allergic reactions and poison some dogs. We've had 2 react badly to the vet prescribed dose, one we had to take to the animal ER.
Look up online about how it works and warnings before using it on your critter(s).
Even we are not supposed to put it on exposed skin but on clothing.

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