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Old 05-07-2021, 07:07 PM
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Antibiotics have their own set of woes. After a regimen of them for a UTI a few years ago I ended up with C-Dif for 3 1/2 months! Trust me, you dont want to kill off the good bacteria in your gut leaving only the bad ones
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:47 AM
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Only you can prevent forest fires!

According to Smoky the bear...yet a controlled burn
eliminates up to 95% of the tick population in the burn area.
Areas with annual burns aren't subject to infestation or wildfires.
Keeps the undergrowth and the ticks in control.
Problem is when housing is nearby, burns are considered an annoyance.
Then they are avoided, the tick population skyrockets and wildfires become extremely dangerous.
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:15 AM
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Only you can prevent forest fires!

According to Smoky the bear...yet a controlled burn
eliminates up to 95% of the tick population in the burn area.
Areas with annual burns aren't subject to infestation or wildfires.
Keeps the undergrowth and the ticks in control.
Problem is when housing is nearby, burns are considered an annoyance.
Then they are avoided, the tick population skyrockets and wildfires become extremely dangerous.
Ha! Burns! You're funny. Come on over to the Northeast coastal States. The burns that do occur are extremely limited in size and scope to have virtually no effect on any regional tick infestation. I have plucked, easily, over 160 ticks off my dog already this season. 24 of them, at least, in the last 3 days. She gets checked several times a day. Lucky dogs can get a Lyme vaccine. I asked my Vet to stick me, and I promise, not a word. Come on Doc, just set it down there and leave the room.
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:31 AM
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That should tell us something about the 'drug'(s).... not approved for humans, they can only give it to animals. Hmmm, what could be wrong with it?
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:57 AM
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That should tell us something about the 'drug'(s).... not approved for humans, they can only give it to animals. Hmmm, what could be wrong with it?
Yeah, my tinfoil skepticism says it probably works and is likely safer than ones under a EUA. AMMV.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:35 AM
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I hear ya' B.

Before human population spread, natural burns occurred annually due to lightning strikes.
The fires would cover extremely large areas wiping out parasitic species.
Destroyed the eggs and the critters across the extent of the burn.
Now with fires being prevented and controlled burns kept to minimal size
reinfestation can take place in a matter of weeks. Our fault it would seem.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:52 AM
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Spot on, jaja.

Interesting change this year. All the ticks I have pulled off of my dog and myself, to date, this season have been the common and larger dog tick variety. I have yet to pull any of the smaller deer ticks that are notorious for spreading Lyme's. Last year the ratio was about 60/40 dog to deer tick. Something impacted their spread in this area or just within the several farms I frequent.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:14 AM
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Ticks

As someone who has been living with / battling Lyme/babesia/Bartonella, for the last seven years.

I want you to know this

ALL TICKS CAN (and do) CARRY Lyme and associated diseases.

Period.
I got it from lone star tick.

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Old 05-08-2021, 12:04 PM
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Roger that.
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Earlier this week I pulled one off the back of my thigh. I couldn't see it, didn't know what it was other than something was stuck to me. Sure hope it wasn't a bad one. I don't have much experience with ticks.

I only spent an hour out in the yard and I was wearing long pants.

I guess I'm not safe in northern Michigan.
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Old 05-08-2021, 02:14 PM
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Since I’m Lymes positive I just leave them on like jewelry. I make them sick!
My bite in 2016 was in early March with snow on the ground still. Never did find the tick itself but had a hot spot on my hip with a big red welt. Spike a fever of 106 and headed off to emergency room. No bullseye rash but insisted on the doxycycline which was given for two weeks. Have always tested positive since.

The little spirochete’s seem to find whatever weak part of my body and head there to cause more pain. Three shoulder surgeries since 2019 that healed slow with ongoing pain. A tooth infection recently with aching jaw and was prescribed Clindamycin the shoulder pain subsided quickly. Had to have been the Lymes buggers that took up residence in shoulder. The gift that just keeps on giving!
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Old 05-08-2021, 04:29 PM
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For what its worth.
I took my elder dad fishing and he got two ticks from where he parked.
Should have checked him first.
He got two bites, and it gave him a new allergy to meat and seafood. Never had that before. Also a doctor said it damaged one heart valve. He had a heart valve replaced, and pace maker installed too.
All of that happened in short time after the tick bites. The doctors said it was extremely likely that the bites caused both issues.
Be safe out there!
At my last house that was wooded, I had ticks crawling on me and my dog just about every day during the summer months. Too many to count. I got used to feeling them on me, and usually got them before they became attached. My dog got lyme disease twice, but I never did.

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Old 05-08-2021, 07:00 PM
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Last week I treated my lawn with a tick killer insecticide. I had to keep my pup off the lawn for at least 24 hours or until everything dried after watering in, per instructions.

Today, she was out in the yard all day "helping" with yard work, weeding and spreading mulch. If you don't care much where it gets spread she's actually pretty good at it.

Doing her tick check this evening I didn't find one. Dang, if that permethrin didn't work. I'd usually find two or three on her just after she'd "hurry up."
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:26 PM
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Guineafowl are magic

If your getting them on your property, consider keeping a flock of Guineafowl.
They are agressive tick eaters and do their own thing.

Chickens of course are great too to free range.

Keeps the property almost completely tick free with a decent flock.
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For what its worth.
I took my elder dad fishing and he got two ticks from where he parked.
Should have checked him first.
He got two bites, and it gave him a new allergy to meat and seafood. Never had that before. Also a doctor said it damaged one heart valve. He had a heart valve replaced, and pace maker installed too.
All of that happened in short time after the tick bites. The doctors said it was extremely likely that the bites caused both issues.
Be safe out there!
At my last house that was wooded, I had ticks crawling on me and my dog just about every day during the summer months. Too many to count. I got used to feeling them on me, and usually got them before they became attached. My dog got lyme disease twice, but I never did.
There's a lady who lives nearby who was unfortunate enough to get the same allergy from tick bits.
I believe it's actually a type of lime disease rather than an allergy, not sure though.
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