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Re: Ticks
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Hard to believe this will be a bad year for them, after the winter we had.   
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2017, 03:02:55 PM »
One of my pups picked one up today in our yard.  Burrowed into the top of her head

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2017, 08:08:22 AM »
.....then again, there aren't any deer to hop on to
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2017, 10:12:25 PM »
Iv had one tick in my life.   a couple years ago i found one in my belly button hole while taking a shower after a day of hunting.  after i coaxed him outa there i couldn't believe how i never felt it.  you can feel the smallest sliver but not a big ol fat tick. :dunno:

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 12:18:55 AM »
I had one bite me today and found one crawling on my dog in SW Washington.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2017, 01:00:30 AM »
A couple of years ago after coming back from turkey hunting I saw several on the ceiling of my truck. I sprayed it down with flea and tick killer, didn't matter every time I got in that truck I felt like I had one crawling on me. I eventually had to sell the truck (cheap) to someone that didn't care about them.

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2017, 04:52:01 AM »
Lyme disease is carried by black-legged ticks west of the Cascade crest.

https://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/downloads/FF_Lyme_Disease.pdf

East of the crest, there is little to worry about. After climbing Snow Creek Wall in May or June, we used to go to Gustav's in Leavenworth for burgers and beer. I remember pouring beer in an ash tray, then finding ticks (scalp, neck, you name it) and placing them in the beer bath. Great entertainment while we waited for the burgers and fries. On the west side of the slope, the first few warm (70+ degrees) days are when you generally need to be cautious, although I'm hearing from multiple sources that ticks are out early this year.

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2017, 06:59:52 AM »
probably not as early as the past couple years since they were way milder.

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:22 AM »
Thanks a lot huntbow ! Just had to check my belly button hole ! Nasty little things  .

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2017, 08:10:20 AM »
Just got back from spring bear scouting in 117 and the warden that checked us had one on his shirt walking around.  :puke:  Every time I get over to the dry side either I get them or someone around me.  Tried that tick spray and nothing for me, hope it continues that way.  Thanks for the info about which side carries Lyme diseases.   :tup:
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2017, 08:30:43 AM »
Couple simple  tricks that  help.

1. Pull your socks up over your pant legs so they can't  crawl up
2. Wear a shirt you can tuck into  your pants  with  long sleeves  and tight wrist  cuffs.

At least make  them work for  it.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2017, 08:58:28 AM »
Spent Sunday in the Teanaway hiking around, and have always had bad luck with ticks in the area, especially this time of year. I sprayed my clothes down with Permithrin the night before, tucked my shirt in and wore gators. No ticks on me at all, never even saw one. Sprayed the dog with flea/tick repellant before we hit the woods, and also sprayed her collar with Permithrin the night before. No ticks on her either, which is a first. My Dad had no repellant on, and found several throughout the day and on the ride home. Nothing dug in, just crawling around. I'm sold on the Permithrin treatment.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
My son and I both got bit two weeks ago and brushed off about 40 of them.
Had to pull out the matches and tweezers to get it out of my rib-cage area. Felt like i got hit in the side by a hammer. I never knew they hurt that bad, but it was dug in my skin good. Head and shoulders were burrowed in my skin and back legs still out.

My pup had one on her ear after i took her to the park in Yakima.





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Re: Ticks
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2017, 11:28:04 AM »
FWIW - I keep any ticks that have attached us or my animals in the event I need testing done.

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2017, 11:36:03 AM »
My son and I both got bit two weeks ago and brushed off about 40 of them.
Had to pull out the matches and tweezers to get it out of my rib-cage area. Felt like i got hit in the side by a hammer. I never knew they hurt that bad, but it was dug in my skin good. Head and shoulders were burrowed in my skin and back legs still out.

My pup had one on her ear after i took her to the park in Yakima.

A drop of peppermint essential oil and they'll withdraw by themselves.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2017, 11:39:56 AM »
I have to say, I was a little nervous to open this thread.  I thought there may be pics of the little buggers.  Just seeing pic of a tick makes my skin crawl.  :o

Thankfully, no pics of tics.  Good job. :tup:
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2017, 11:40:16 AM »
I heard it helps if someone pee's on it. :chuckle:

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2017, 12:18:18 PM »
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2017, 01:06:29 PM »
That's a pretty sweet video pianoman , thanks for sharing . I was turkey hunting at my uncles place in dalkena last week and as soon as I petted one of his mutts I had a big tick crawling on my hand.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2017, 01:13:47 PM »
For those of you that want to broaden your tick knowledge and impress your friends
Here you go

https://phys.org/news/2013-10-microscope-equipped-camera-pierce-adhere.html

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2017, 01:39:48 PM »
 Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
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Re: Ticks
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2017, 01:42:48 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
Whatcom and Skagit counties seem pretty safe I've not seen any in the woods around here but we are wetter than most places. I've heard of several people south of olympia but nothing up here. You guys should be ok. Between the colder weather and flooding/feet of snow if they didn't freeze they drowned!

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« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2017, 01:45:52 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.

We have them in Eatonville. Just had one on my dog. Couple years ago I got one stuck to my chest whike walking a puece of property we were looking at.

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Re: Ticks
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2017, 01:52:28 PM »
Bad year for ticks in western WA. Work as a forestry tech in Lewis and Cowlitz county and the dog and I are picking multiples off every day. Friday my husband must have brushed against a tick nest and got into the truck. Ticks everywhere.

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« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2017, 02:40:12 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
Got one on me in Skagit county a few years ago. 
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