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Old 04-05-2020, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Ticks are out!!

And they know nothing about social distancing. Boys and I were stomping around the farm today in some green grass. I literally felt something crawling on my hand and looked down to see 3. Upon closer inspection I had about 10 on my pants and shirt.

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Old 04-05-2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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Boy do I hate ticks!
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:21 PM   #3
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I’m glad to know they like other people, I thought it was just me.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:24 PM   #4
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I pulled one out of my ear Friday.


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Old 04-05-2020, 07:34 PM   #5
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Apparently, one can throw their “contaminated” clothes in the dryer and it will kill the things.

My boys wanted to know if they were good for anything. If not, why were they made?

Time to treat a set of clothes and boots with permethrin.

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Old 04-05-2020, 07:42 PM   #6
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Spray your legs with deep woods off and you’re good to go.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:44 PM   #7
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Vitamin B1.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:45 PM   #8
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Yup. My boxer let me know this last week. Hate them
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:46 PM   #9
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Scouting a piece of property for next season and found 1 crawling up my pants leg. Good thing I was wearing white cargo pants. Be careful and wear light colored pants (not camouflage) if you can
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:29 PM   #10
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Hit the woods yesterday, pulled 3 off yesterday evening
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:35 PM   #11
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https://amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-S...6136889&sr=8-1
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:37 PM   #12
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X2 on the permethrin. I got pretty sick off a tick bite several years ago. Now I never Go out without it. No ticks or chiggers for me!
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:37 PM   #13
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Been a long time since I got into a batch of seed ticks...Now since someone mentioned it, I probably will...
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:57 PM   #14
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Yuck!
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:39 AM   #15
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Spray your legs with deep woods off and you’re good to go.
This is what we do. Seems to work
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:26 AM   #16
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Everyday for me. Ticks in Jan. are common. I am more aware and spray more than used to. Watching for Corona and get blindsided by tick sickness.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:29 AM   #17
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Was clearing brush on my property last week and when I came inside to take a shower, I found one buried in on my chest and another one on my arm! stripped down and did a good search with a little mirror to make sure there weren't any more in areas that I couldn't see very well...
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:37 AM   #18
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Lyme disease is nothing to ignore. Got it back in 2000.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:40 AM   #19
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I agree that the Sawyers permethrin is the ticket! With all the high grass everywhere, once it warms up the chigger population is going to explode as well.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:49 AM   #20
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They dont like sulphur either.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:59 AM   #21
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I was down at King-Ranch Nilgai hunting couple weeks ago & the seed ticks were really bad.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:06 AM   #22
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I spray boots and clothes with Sawyer Permethrin religiously. Turkey clothes will not get washed until end of season.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:17 AM   #23
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I think that you can pick up ticks year round in Menard County if you get along the river or any of the spring fed creeks.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:19 AM   #24
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Ticks are out almost every day where I live. I use this , Tick Key, Amazon to take them off.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:19 AM   #25
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:47 AM   #26
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Ever since I started using permethrin, my chigger days are over. I only had to learn that lesson (1) time.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:50 AM   #27
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Man chiggers are aweful!!


I wonder why in the human world we do not have a once per month chewable like Nexgard for dogs to prevent these evil critters.....?
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:47 PM   #28
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I mix up my own Permethrin last year. Thinking about just ordering more Sawyer. Do y'all think mixing up your own is just as effective?
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Old 04-06-2020, 04:11 PM   #29
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Use this ON chiggers!
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Old 04-06-2020, 04:31 PM   #30
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Ticks are wiping out the Moose populations up in Maine and New Hampshire.

I hate them!
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Old 04-06-2020, 04:33 PM   #31
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Ticks are wiping out the Moose populations up in Maine and New Hampshire.
I think there was an Outdoor Life or Field and Stream article that I saw recently, where they captured a moose with over 90,000 ticks on one animal

Edit: I was close it was Deer and Deer Hunting, but the article was shared by a few news outletshttps://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/c...th-90000-ticks

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Old 04-06-2020, 07:22 PM   #32
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No ticks around here. I check my wife for them nightly
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:03 PM   #33
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Use this ON chiggers!


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Old 04-06-2020, 08:45 PM   #34
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I m just gonna throw this out there and leave it. If a fellow takes a dose of ivomectin in spring and one in fall... No tick wiil get on him. No chiggers will bite. Hardly any mosquitoes either.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:59 PM   #35
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Fire ants love ticks (one use for these evil invaders). So what do we do. Start a band. Fire Ticks and D@#ks and wear white pants. Bell Bottoms if ya got em. Or just find some cool flame throwers for our TBH yet to be announced performance. Or just kill the suckers one at a pleasurable time.
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