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#284463 - 05/05/17 01:12 PM Re: Tips & Tricks for Ticks [Re: bacpacjac]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1345
I have fought a pretty big battle with insects over the years. They are a pervasive nuisance. The problem gets a lot worse when they are carrying serious diseases.

The best solution is prevention. The old saying is just as true today. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

About ticks:

1. In long grass, put some rubber bands over the bottom of your trousers, so they are snug against your boots.
2. Spray down the outside of your clothes with a DEET spray.
3. Use a hat, which stops them dropping into your scalp.
4. Dont stop under trees or bushes. Dont squat beside bushes. Urinate in the open.

Ticks climb up bushes. They wait there. When they smell people or animals - the sweat glands - they drop off the vegetation onto your skin. This is their attack strategy. Defeat the attack.

And yes, when removing these nasty critters, remove the whole tick. Dont leave its head buried in your skin.

All this being said, dont let the fear of ticks ruin your enjoyment of a great day outdoors!

Pete


Edited by Pete (05/05/17 01:18 PM)

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#284467 - 05/05/17 01:34 PM Re: Tips & Tricks for Ticks [Re: bacpacjac]
Montanero Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1294
Loc: North Carolina
When pulling ticks:

Don't squeeze too hard

Don't yank or pull too fast

Don't use fire, if done wrong it will kill them instead of making them back out

Grasp it with whatever you can get hold of it with (fingers, tweezers, etc.), and apply outward pressure. Hold this for a while and the tick will turn loose and you can kill it.

The key is to check regularly and remove immediately.

There is another, and more deadly, disease being transmitted by ticks now. No treatment as of yet, and it can be lethal or cause severe damage. Powassan Disease

Evidently is used to be transmitted by particular tick that were not normally encountered by humans, but it has jumped over to the normal ticks we encounter.

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#284469 - 05/05/17 01:49 PM Re: Tips & Tricks for Ticks [Re: Roarmeister]
NAro Offline
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Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 484
Roarmeister, in the U.S. you can by permethrin at Bass Pro and at WalMart.


Edited by NAro (05/05/17 01:49 PM)

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