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    Posted: 01 July 2016 at 19:19
Seems like ticks are really heavy this year. Two friends have
Lymes disease this week, one hospitalized 3 days.

Permethrin works instantly, and I buy it by the quart. I
spent most of today in heavy woods removing deer stands, real
tick infested areas. Picked 3 off me. Little bas%$#ds.
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I agree with you. Every time I walk through the
blackberries or raspberries I come in with at least one.
I've had as many as four at once. I've even been in for
the blood testing once this spring. My son laments about
having to check his dogs each night.

Our winter was on the mild side and that is what we are
blaming the high number of ticks on.

I was doing outside work this spring and some time in
the middle of one afternoon I realized I was walking
around with a woody. Now that's something that hadn't
happened since the early days of marriage and this one
came with a particular itching. I remember thinking that
this can't be good. A quick check and there was a tick
on my ***** well anchored in place creating a sizable
area of swollen skin. Took care of the tick but went
right over to my local Dr.. That was the blood test. He
commented, half serious, that perhaps I was on to
something that might eventually compete with Viagra.
Nothing I'm really interested experimenting on my own
with says I. True story.



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Be careful!
I just herd a report of a different "Lime " side affect it stops your heart and you die shortly after the bite.
Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box
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........sorry....if Sam doesn't say it, I will....
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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.........fighting it........must.....resist.....
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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.....ugh......the.....door.....left........open............. ............
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

Be careful!
I just herd a report of a different "Lime " side affect it stops your heart and you die shortly after the bite.
That would be the rarer "lemons" disease.

Sam was bitten by the most uncommon of all the ticks, The "bubbly" tick. It's a hybrid of the two, main side effect is 7-UP!
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Sorry, I tried.....I'll go hide in shame now....
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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YA Thanks


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The little custards do have a strong will to anchor in
very solidly and securely as anyone who has removed one
can attest to. Just ponder that for a moment. Like
trying to pull out a stitch with forceps. The concern is
leaving a piece of the head buried.

I have had several burrow into my side and after
removing them a 1/8th inch area of black tissue develops
and a scab persists sometimes for a year or more. It
appears that the bite killed some surrounding tissue. I
think that the digestive enzymes in the gut of the tick
may get extruded out into the tissue during the pulling
out process and attack the localized tissue. That's what
I think. I have since obtain one of the 'scoops' with
the fine slot in it for easier removal. I also now soak
a cotton ball in 91% rubbing alcohol and band-aid it in
place over the tick and leave it for a length of time.
Not just a couple of minutes. I think the alcohol
dehydrates the tick and decreases the chance of it
spitting out digestive juices. At least there have been
no necrotic tissue issues lately. PHEW!
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The twist and pull method works for me....keeping the alcohol to myself.  

4 1/2 hours on the brush-hog yesterday.....spent a few minutes in search of any of the little blighters, even with a mirror for the hard to see places,(),and fortune shined upon me with none to be found......I was paranoid.
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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Not paranoid.....properly realistic. Sometimes that crawly
feeling on the back of your neck is a tick.
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Interesting Sam. I always thought the hairy groin would be
a target. They like hairy areas, mine ate usually at the
back of my head/neck. I always duct tape my pants to my
boots, so maybe that is why they are more on my head.

The best way is to just put a glob of Vaseline on them, they
back out when they get no oxygen.

Using alcohol can make them sick and the upchuck into the
body! Tweezers will usually break them in half, and that
leaves the head in.

Hunting in Virginia last Feb and unknowingly got one on my
chest, scratched it in two when itching in my truck. had to
cut it out.

I can't say how much I hate these things
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Just one o life's signs that we are still alive. Takes
your mind off the big problems for a little bit and forces
you focus on the every day intermittent odd feeling on
your surface.
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ouch!    don't need more pain!
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Fella's;

As far as I know, I've never had a tick burrow into me.
I've only found a couple on me runnin' around too. They're
hard to kill, but they seem to leave me pretty much alone &
I'm not complainin'. I take it I'd know for sure if one
did decide to eat on me.

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Birth certificate!? He don't need no steenkink birth certificate!!
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Sometimes you don't know he's there until 2 AM and there
is a spot that itches between your shoulder blades that is
also irritated because you are rubbing it on the sheet.
"Dear?..... Would you come in here?"
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Thinking seriously of shaving my beard off tomorrow. Don't
know what is hiding in their.

Don't know if it works, but for the last year I shower with
Tea Tree Oil soap. Critters don't like the oil an bail out.
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rumor has it if you soak a embedded wood-tick with kerosene and then hold a match over it the heat will drive it out.

We have lots of ticks here in midwest and deal with them every year. They are in GRASS as much or more then the woods.

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Remember this name for your dog's next tick collar. It lasts about 8mths and cost is around $50 but sometimes there is a $15 rebate for them. Try online or your local vet.
Bear, maybe you could check to see if ok to use on humans posing as a bear!
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Shaved the beard off!

flea collars work by releasing poison into the dog thru his
skin. should be careful using on older or sick dogs. Never
put two on at the same time (some people do!) it can OD your
pet.

Obviously never use on humans, we live longer than dogs.
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