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I pulled 6 ticks off me in the past several days, with a handful more caught wandering on my shirt and pants. Might be a bad year.  Watch out
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Hate those things!  Thanks, will check my dog right now. 
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I mix up permethrin in a spray bottle, hang up my clothes and shoes outside, spray them really good and let them dry. Keeps the ticks and chiggers off. It stinks but I hate the alternative. 
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Permethrin is absolutely essential for safe hunting as far as I'm concerned. Every year I get on the soap box, so I guess it is about time for me to get started. I don't hunt without it. As for the smell, when it dries, I can no longer smell it. The odor has never seemed to be an issue for me, and I have had deer within 10 yards of me. Before using this stuff, I have had two tick borne diseases. Follow Arrow Hunter's example and ticks will be  far less a problem.
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Come to Tennessee and you can do that in December on warm days. Around here I worry about them anytime the temps are 50+
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The ticks have been horrible down here this year!!!!!

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Bisch, are you talking about where you are, or even east of you?
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When the ticks first start coming out a lot of them  are what we call seed ticks, juvenile or larval stage, and you just about can’t see them they are so small. But when they burrow in you will know it and that spot will itch for a month. I live in Alabama and the ticks are a plenty. Tick borne diseases are not something you can pop a pill and bounce back to normal. 
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I had Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever about five years ago. I always use Permethrin now.
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Bisch, are you talking about where you are, or even east of you?



At my house up till about a month ago. At London Oaks as I type this. They’re are a bunch up there and I seem to pick a couple off of me almost every day when I’m working. I really need to get some permethrin.


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Tick bites bother me more the past ten years or so than when I was younger.  Last year I picked one up at a shoot and I know it wasn't on me for more than  6 hours but that bite site got red real quick. Since Dad had gotten Lyme's and it nearly killed him, I'm paranoid and headed to the clinic when I got home. The nurse practitioner didn't waste any time getting blood samples to check for Lyme's, Rocky Mt and Anaplasmosis. She didn't even wait for the nurse, she drew the blood herself. She said "Anaplasmosis the worst,all three are treated the same and I'm not waiting on test results. Here's your prescription and I'm giving you a shot to start it off."  Said she has been testing tick bites all summer.
Test results said I was ok but did find markers for Rocky MT in my blood from a past infection I didn't know I had.

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A chigger’s no bigger
than the head of a pin.
But the bump that it raises
hurts like the blazes...
and that’s where the rub comes in!


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Good one
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Having a similar experience in Southern Pennsylvania the past few weeks.  Am averaging about 1-2 a day after I walk the dog.  Fortunately I know to look for them and catch them before they are able to settle in.  Need to be more consistent with the bug spray before I take the dog out for his daily romp in the park. 
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We have lots of ticks in Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas but less than one in two hundred tested have Lyme disease so we are fortunate in that, I guess.    
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ticks are just part of our life here in western Arkansas, have already gotten several off of me just working around the house. usually dropped off by wandering critters and dogs. yeah, had Lyme's and the spotted fever etc. Hate em, they are blood suckers for sure and create too many problems. One of our friend's little grandson ran screaming thru the house naked when he found a tick on his privates, it happens way too often. 
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You know it's a bad year when you are  laying in bed reading and see a tick walking across your ceiling.  Dang global warming.
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As an 8 year old I became acquainted with chiggers after an evening of fishing. My grandad taught me that one, no doubt trying to ease my situation. He’s learned it as a boy too—so it’s been around at least a hundred years. 

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