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Title: Ticks
Post by: wahunter21 on March 15, 2017, 10:16:57 PM
So I've heard some people are finding them already. :bdid: I hate the little *censored*s with a passion. Anyone seeing them yet?
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on March 15, 2017, 10:29:31 PM
Had one crawling on me for a short time today. First one I have seen this year.
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Post by: Bone Chaser on March 15, 2017, 10:42:46 PM
Went shed hunting last weekend up in goldendale with my dad, I get a call from him later that night that he found a tick digging in on the back of his thigh. He burned it out and cleaned it with peroxide, but that wasn't enough. He ended up getting rocky Mountain spotted fever, and had to get antibiotics from the doctors. Not the best way to start the year in the woods.

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Post by: wastickslinger on March 16, 2017, 08:52:32 AM
Flicked over 20 off yesterday
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Post by: seth30 on March 16, 2017, 08:54:45 AM
Saw a post on FB about using one of those hair removing rollers.  It was covered in ticks :puke:  I plan on keeping one in the truck to catch any that are missed by the naked eye.
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Post by: blackveltbowhunter on March 16, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
I haven't been out much the last couple weeks, but prior to that I picked up one on the eastside, and flicked several off in southern oregon. The dog picked up several in Oregon, but i had not treated her yet, after treatment she was clean here. If its above freezing they are moving imo.
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Post by: jackmaster on March 16, 2017, 09:49:50 AM
 :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
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Post by: wahunter21 on March 16, 2017, 12:50:18 PM
Anyone been finding them near Spokane or surrounding areas?
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Post by: fishngamereaper on March 17, 2017, 08:43:31 AM
Just pulled one from my dog hear on the wetside..going to be a bad year.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on March 17, 2017, 08:46:23 AM
I spray flea and tick spray on my pant and shirt cuffs. No ticks.
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Post by: notellumcreek on March 17, 2017, 09:26:22 AM
Went into some thick stuff yesterday on the west side with the dog... no ticks at all :dunno:
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Post by: yotesnmore on March 17, 2017, 11:09:03 AM
Found the first one on mine yesterday!
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Post by: Gun smoke on March 17, 2017, 11:37:34 AM
They are out around ellensburg, not unusual for this time of year. Don't forget to tick check !
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Post by: Old Man Yager on March 20, 2017, 07:32:38 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 20, 2017, 08:18:27 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
:yeah:
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Post by: quadrafire on March 20, 2017, 12:38:59 PM
I've had really good luck with this product. Spray my clothing down and let it dry before wearing. Gaiters seem to help as well (at least from getting under your pant legs)

http://www.target.com/p/sawyer-premium-clothing-insect-repellent-permethrin-24-oz-trigger-spray/-/A-50934668?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Patio+Garden+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Patio+Garden_Top%20Performers&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9033793&gclid=Cj0KEQjw-73GBRCC7KODl9zToJMBEiQAj1Jgf2Hqy1mKkSvvMw8YPdnxOLnIXN9uOpSutwfWe9HwDwIaAqDV8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Post by: 2MANY on March 20, 2017, 02:05:34 PM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
:yeah:


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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Firedogg on March 20, 2017, 03:48:18 PM
 Read on another page two days ago someone camping in Wenaha came home with ticks on them and their dogs. They didn't know what they were and had pictures asking wth?
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Post by: Ironhead on March 20, 2017, 04:35:07 PM
I pulled two off one of my GSP's last week.
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Post by: GETOUTSIDE on March 21, 2017, 10:36:03 AM
Went out early Sunday morning on the south side of Spokane, that night driving home after working all day I had one crawling up the back of my neck... so yes, Spokane area they are popping up!
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on March 25, 2017, 06:32:40 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:




 :chuckle:
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Post by: runamuk on March 25, 2017, 07:24:06 AM
Baby powder has been found responsible for a certain genital cancer in women. 

As for ticks haven't seen any yet, still not convinced that isn't the cause of half my health issues. Stupid ticks.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 25, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
I went for a quick walk behind my house the other day, a little bit later dishing up dinner I found one crawling up my neck.  Smallest tick I've seen, never had one on me over hear on the west side.  Hope that's not a sign of a very bad year, wonder if one more freeze would help kill them?
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Post by: brush hunter on March 25, 2017, 08:19:10 AM
Ticks suck, except this tick!
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Post by: jackelope on March 25, 2017, 08:28:48 AM
I went for a quick walk behind my house the other day, a little bit later dishing up dinner I found one crawling up my neck.  Smallest tick I've seen, never had one on me over hear on the west side.  Hope that's not a sign of a very bad year, wonder if one more freeze would help kill them?

The little ones tend to be the bad ones. Did it look like our normal sized ones over east? The deer ticks are the bad ones.
 
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Post by: boneaddict 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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Post by: Chase2008 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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Post by: boneaddict on March 26, 2017, 08:08:22 AM
.....then again, there aren't any deer to hop on to
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Post by: huntbow 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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Post by: Pigfuz 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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Post by: ASHQUACK 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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Post by: pope 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 (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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Post by: Skyvalhunter 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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Post by: Gun smoke 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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Post by: seth30 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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Post by: Rob Allen 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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Post by: 7mmfan 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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Post by: Yakirack 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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Post by: KopperBuck 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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Post by: pianoman9701 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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Post by: Curly 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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Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 02, 2017, 11:40:16 AM
I heard it helps if someone pee's on it. :chuckle:
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Post by: pianoman9701 on May 02, 2017, 12:18:18 PM
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Post by: tritt007 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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Post by: quadrafire 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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Post by: 3nails 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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Post by: Special T 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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Post by: highside74 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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Post by: beechedshark 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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Post by: seth30 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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Post by: luckyman on May 02, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
Found one this time last year in mt Vernon while working on my truck.
Reading this thread has me itching and scratching.
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Post by: Special T on May 02, 2017, 04:22:52 PM
Uh oh....

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Post by: gaddy on May 02, 2017, 04:32:37 PM
One was crawling on the little cooler I use as a tackle box the other day. Had the wife put a small toothed comb in the shower. I hate ticks. The Sawyers stuff works best for me.
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Post by: gaddy on May 02, 2017, 04:38:20 PM
OK, now i am sitting here after fishing on the bank for a few hours and my nuts start itching. Now the crack of my ass is itching. Crap  I should have never opened this thread. Off to the shower.
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Post by: DaveMonti on May 02, 2017, 04:40:30 PM
I grew up in the NE part of the country.  My days after school, weekends, and all summer were spent outside in the "country".  Ticks were an every day thing to us.  I have picked thousands off of me, had hundreds dug into me, and even had one gorge on my blood and blow up to about the size of a grape.  To me, they were similar to mosquitos, just a nuisance.  We were always told stories about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but I never knew of anyone who had it.  In my adult years, I heard of a FEW people getting Lyme back east, but these were second hand accounts. 

If you Google search "Lyme Disease Heat Map" you will see a map of Lyme Disease in the US from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps.html (https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps.html). 

Same for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/rmsf.html (https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/rmsf.html)

As you can see from the maps, it is exceedingly rare in Washington State for anyone to get either of these diseases, especially when you compare WA to the states of high incidence.  It looks to me from a quick glance of the maps that there were less than 2 dozen cases combined state wide in WA in 2015. 

It's just a different frame of reference when I hear people saying "I had a tick on me in 2007 after camping one 4th of July".  As I said, it was like a mosquito to us, and very little harm was done.  While it's gross to think of a bug biting you and sucking your blood, it is exactly what a mosquito does.

I just want to assure everyone that if you have a tick on you, or even a hundred, it is HIGHLY unlikely you will come down with a disease here in Washington State (according to the CDC).  You really don't have to run off to the ER if one is on you, just pick it off and watch where it bit you for a few days.  If you get a fever or the dreaded "target spot", get to a doctor, but for the sake of my insurance bills, having one on you isn't a reason to run off to an expensive ER visit! 

I've never had a tick borne illness that I'm aware of, and like I said, they were so common that nobody batted an eye about them. 
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Post by: Whitenuckles on May 02, 2017, 05:57:18 PM
Found a few in me this year. I had one crawling on my neck about 3 days after being in the woods. I shower at least once a day, sometimes twice. I wonder where he came from? :dunno:
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on May 02, 2017, 08:51:21 PM
Been in the woods going on 30 days straight and noticed they've really come on thick the past 10 days. One day I forgot to spray myself with permethrin and picked off 19 over the course of the day.
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Post by: Barbarossa13 on May 02, 2017, 09:39:27 PM
We were working off highway 20 outside of New Halem last week.  Pulled 5 ticks off each other in 4 days.  Other then that only pulled one off the hound probably 15 years ago, strange year. 
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Post by: Curly on May 02, 2017, 09:49:12 PM
I think I'm going to have my wife check me for ticks now......i hope she isn't mad when I wake her up. 8)
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Post by: Special T on May 02, 2017, 10:19:50 PM
We were working off highway 20 outside of New Halem last week.  Pulled 5 ticks off each other in 4 days.  Other then that only pulled one off the hound probably 15 years ago, strange year.
Wow I've never had any around lake Cavanaugh and figured the wet would keep them at bay.  New halem is prettybwet country.

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Post by: elkrack on May 03, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
I picked a bunch off in the NE corner this last weekend 👎🏻
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Post by: Barbarossa13 on May 03, 2017, 12:11:43 PM
Special T-
We were surprised with how wet of a winter we've had there were so many ticks up there as well.
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Post by: gaddy on May 03, 2017, 01:14:13 PM
Found a few in me this year. I had one crawling on my neck about 3 days after being in the woods. I shower at least once a day, sometimes twice. I wonder where he came from? :dunno:

After weekend of turkey hunting, I had the same thing happen. I had showered, used a fine tooth comb, the works. I got to thinking and sure enough, went out and checked the truck only to find one of the little buggers on the seat cover. They had dropped off on the way home, hung out a day or two and attacked while I was coming home from work. Sneekey little buggers.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Jimmer on May 07, 2017, 08:41:26 AM
Had two on me yesterday while I was sighting in my 22 mag on my property near Chewelah. Wasn't even near brush or trees and only there an hour.
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Post by: fish vacuum on May 27, 2017, 05:12:44 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.
I get a couple on me every year in snohomish, skagit, and whatcom counties. In August I found one on me in the truck after bear hunting around Darrington. During deer season I had another one that got past my gaiters, up my pant leg, and embedded into my calf. Had a friend's dog get 4 or 5 on him in just an hour of walking around a clear cut near the Sauk.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: erk444 on May 27, 2017, 07:49:29 PM
I've found quite a few over the years in western wa. Some at st helens, some around greenwater, and even some on the islands. Found one on me from anderson island years ago and shot a buck in the san juans who had at least a dozen on him.
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Post by: SGTDuffman on May 27, 2017, 08:03:13 PM
This hasn't made it's way up here yet that I'm aware of, but I'm dreading the day. Tick born red meat allergy called alpha-gal. Ironically you get bit by a tick that bit a deer and you can't eat venison or any other game meat for the rest of your life.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.today.com/amp/health/tick-bites-linked-rising-number-meat-allergies-t84821
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Post by: O. hemionus on March 02, 2018, 11:08:17 PM
Figured I'd revive this thread, given how bad the ticks appear to be this year already. Went out for sheds on Tuesday, picked up 4 ticks in Klickitat Co. They are out in full force. 4 ticks to 2 sheds - need to start improving my ratios!
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Post by: ahetland on March 03, 2018, 11:10:21 PM
Ticks, lol I have bags of ticks. It was the same last year. Jan, Feb, Mar it didn't matter. I can walk out my back door directly into Capital forest for a Hike and will come home with 1, 3, 5 EVERYTIME! Rain, snow, ice doesn't matter. I'll take a pic of our collection, Its ridiculous. Our pup was finally old enough to get a shot that repels them a couple weeks back and so far it's working extremely well.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Ridge Roamer on March 04, 2018, 10:24:41 AM
Never seen any ticks west side, king county area but plenty on the east side. I wear White t-shirt/socks/undies/light color pants etc. Makes it much easier to see them.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 04, 2018, 11:25:39 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.
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Post by: BENCHLEG on March 04, 2018, 06:25:30 PM
On February 3rd I picked 25 off my dog on the west side.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 04, 2018, 07:15:58 PM
On February 3rd I picked 25 off my dog on the west side.
wow, that is bad.
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Post by: BOW HUNTER13 on March 04, 2018, 08:01:48 PM
No ticks yet east,last year in April picked 30 of dog first 300 yards in.Hope this year is better.
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Post by: PlateauNDN on March 04, 2018, 10:51:20 PM
Good info and even better since no pics of the devils beasts. :bdid:
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Post by: Odell on March 05, 2018, 06:55:32 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.

Yeah they are around. My buddy got Lyme disease last year after getting bit clearing brush in his yard in down town Sumner.


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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: trophyhunt on March 05, 2018, 07:02:35 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.

Yeah they are around. My buddy got Lyme disease last year after getting bit clearing brush in his yard in down town Sumner.


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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: redi on March 29, 2018, 08:49:40 PM
I had one dug into my ribs last night. I got it out using liquid soap and a cotton ball. It took about 20 minutes. Tried to sterilize with whiskey but it only made my tongue numb.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: trophyhunt on March 29, 2018, 08:52:59 PM
I had one dug into my ribs last night. I got it out using liquid soap and a cotton ball. It took about 20 minutes. Tried to sterilize with whiskey but it only made my tongue numb.
dang man, try crown next time! 😆
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: redi on March 30, 2018, 12:07:00 AM
Will do. Lol
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on March 30, 2018, 05:25:48 AM
I had one dug into my ribs last night. I got it out using liquid soap and a cotton ball. It took about 20 minutes. Tried to sterilize with whiskey but it only made my tongue numb.
You need to drink more of it to make your body numb. What's the best treatment for dogs tick prevention?
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Post by: lokidog on March 30, 2018, 08:47:09 AM
I had one dug into my ribs last night. I got it out using liquid soap and a cotton ball. It took about 20 minutes. Tried to sterilize with whiskey but it only made my tongue numb.
You need to drink more of it to make your body numb. What's the best treatment for dogs tick prevention?

For dogs I think the most effective treatments are the ones that you administer to the skin on the neck and back.
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Post by: cougforester on March 30, 2018, 08:58:22 AM
I had one dug into my ribs last night. I got it out using liquid soap and a cotton ball. It took about 20 minutes. Tried to sterilize with whiskey but it only made my tongue numb.
You need to drink more of it to make your body numb. What's the best treatment for dogs tick prevention?

https://us.bravecto.com/for-dogs.aspx

This is all my dad will sell now at his office. It's been great for my dog, had lots of them crawling on me but never have found them on the pup.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: TrailTreker85 on March 30, 2018, 09:31:26 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.

Yeah they are around. My buddy got Lyme disease last year after getting bit clearing brush in his yard in down town Sumner.


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My wife as well came down with Lyme disease . First signs were swelling in the face and welts that we thought were caused either from food and or wine since it did start near Christmas time. Fast forward one month later Jan. 28 I woke up to her having a seizure like nothing I have ever seen before. Took her to the hospital and they wrote it off to flu so they sent us home. 20 min after being home she went into another 3-4 min seizure that really did a number on her so I rushed her straight back where we ended up staying there for 4 nights while the ran all kinds of test and scans. After asking for a Lyme test 3 times they finally did it on day 3 and low and behold she was positive. Lyme is not something to take lightly as it can do some hardcore damage to the body. I was out in the area last weekend where I know she must have got it from and the ticks where horrible even with my clothes sprayed down.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: trophyhunt on March 30, 2018, 09:36:30 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.

Yeah they are around. My buddy got Lyme disease last year after getting bit clearing brush in his yard in down town Sumner.


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How did he know?  What were his symptoms.

My wife as well came down with Lyme disease . First signs were swelling in the face and welts that we thought were caused either from food and or wine since it did start near Christmas time. Fast forward one month later Jan. 28 I woke up to her having a seizure like nothing I have ever seen before. Took her to the hospital and they wrote it off to flu so they sent us home. 20 min after being home she went into another 3-4 min seizure that really did a number on her so I rushed her straight back where we ended up staying there for 4 nights while the ran all kinds of test and scans. After asking for a Lyme test 3 times they finally did it on day 3 and low and behold she was positive. Lyme is not something to take lightly as it can do some hardcore damage to the body. I was out in the area last weekend where I know she must have got it from and the ticks where horrible even with my clothes sprayed down.
wow, horrible!!  Is she better now??
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Skyvalhunter on March 30, 2018, 09:38:34 AM
what does she take for it now
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Post by: TrailTreker85 on March 30, 2018, 09:43:38 AM
In the Bonney Lake area, took a tick off my dog last week.

Yeah they are around. My buddy got Lyme disease last year after getting bit clearing brush in his yard in down town Sumner.


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How did he know?  What were his symptoms.

My wife as well came down with Lyme disease . First signs were swelling in the face and welts that we thought were caused either from food and or wine since it did start near Christmas time. Fast forward one month later Jan. 28 I woke up to her having a seizure like nothing I have ever seen before. Took her to the hospital and they wrote it off to flu so they sent us home. 20 min after being home she went into another 3-4 min seizure that really did a number on her so I rushed her straight back where we ended up staying there for 4 nights while the ran all kinds of test and scans. After asking for a Lyme test 3 times they finally did it on day 3 and low and behold she was positive. Lyme is not something to take lightly as it can do some hardcore damage to the body. I was out in the area last weekend where I know she must have got it from and the ticks where horrible even with my clothes sprayed down.
wow, horrible!!  Is she better now??

She is doing ok. She had some short term memory loss at first and her thought process was a lot slower for the first couple weeks. She is on a cocktail of meds now for both the seizures and Lyme. From here we go to the Dr.'s every 3 months for blood work till it clears her system and that's if it dose clear.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: TrailTreker85 on March 30, 2018, 09:45:17 AM
what does she take for it now

I am not sure what it's called at this time but will find out and post back when I do.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: trophyhunt on March 30, 2018, 09:49:08 AM
Man, sorry to hear that.  Hope it clears quickly!   So not every tick has Lyme disease right?  I sure hope itís rare???
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: TrailTreker85 on March 30, 2018, 10:04:48 AM
Thanks trophyhunt. As long as it doesn't become/turn stage 2 we should be good in a few months. Also you are correct not every tick has it and it's still not a common thing in (WA) unlike east coast.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 30, 2018, 10:18:09 AM
Thanks trophyhunt. As long as it doesn't become/turn stage 2 we should be good in a few months. Also you are correct not every tick has it and it's still not a common thing in (WA) unlike east coast.
keep us posted please.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Special T on March 30, 2018, 10:18:29 AM
I have a buddy with it down in Arkansas. Took him over a year to get over it. It is the only reason why I no longer kill every opossum I see. (They are quite delicious BTW)  they are immune to that disease and Hoover up ticks like a Kirby vacume cleaner.

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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: trophyhunt on March 30, 2018, 10:24:18 AM
I have a buddy with it down in Arkansas. Took him over a year to get over it. It is the only reason why I no longer kill every opossum I see. (They are quite delicious BTW)  they are immune to that disease and Hoover up ticks like a Kirby vacume cleaner.

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wow, did not know that, good to hear.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: DWP on April 02, 2018, 08:57:29 AM
Found a few on myself after some roaming around near Ellensburg yesterday.  Couldn't find any on my dog. Brushed him really well and didn't find any.    Note to self... Black dogs make it more difficult!
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Timberdog on April 04, 2018, 10:09:33 PM
Pulled over 20 ticks off my dog after shed hunting saturday.
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Post by: Tbob on April 06, 2018, 05:50:45 PM
Was out near Wenatchee and have pulled at least 10 ticks off my dog and had to have another 2 removed by the vet. Crazy!!
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Molon5labe on April 18, 2018, 12:05:38 PM
Pulled ticks off my 2 dogs for over an hour last Saturday. I had 5 "bites" which is strange because each one felt like a bee sting. Nearly everyone says you can't feel them but I sure did.  I quickly scraped them off with my fingernail. Near cle elum.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: mdbuck5x5 on April 21, 2018, 05:38:52 PM
Anybody want a tick? I'm selling them for $1 each lol!  :chuckle: Seriously though this is ridiculous. Had a total of 9 hitchhiking on me today!
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Post by: ASHQUACK on April 21, 2018, 09:07:54 PM
I had one stuck in my face today. Good God i hate those things.....
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: nitroelk on April 23, 2018, 10:07:30 AM
while turkey hunting on the opener we as a group got about 25 of them little *censored*s.
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Post by: acrocker on April 26, 2018, 05:19:55 PM
Went to Miller Ranch the first weekend in April and came home to find two on my lab the next week, one of which was blown up like a balloon it was so full of blood. Took them off, then a couple days later took another one off the dog, which I'm pretty sure had to have come from this (the West) side. Couple days later yet, we find one in the scalp of my 7 year old - it had just attached and had no blood in it, so I doubt he brought it back from EWa. Neighbor said they took one off their dog last week, too, so they are definitely out here on the Wetside. Apparently they like the cool, wet springs - kind of like we've been having up until this week.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: ghosthunter on April 26, 2018, 05:57:17 PM
First time ever I got to in Colville.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: yorketransport on April 26, 2018, 07:30:42 PM
What's the best treatment for dogs tick prevention?

I give my WPG Nexgard. This year I found the first tick on her back in late February or early March after a walk out in Vail. The Nexgard is a monthly treatment which kills the ticks once they bite the dog. I just brush her fur really well before coming in the house and then again a couple hours later. I'll usually brush out a couple dead ticks a couple hours. My dog's just a ball of hair though, so she's just a magnet for ticks. Never found a flee on her though. :tup:
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: huntingfool7 on April 27, 2018, 11:15:53 AM
I have a buddy with it down in Arkansas. Took him over a year to get over it. It is the only reason why I no longer kill every opossum I see. (They are quite delicious BTW)  they are immune to that disease and Hoover up ticks like a Kirby vacume cleaner.
This is based on a misleading "study" where a couple opossums were put in a glass cage with 100 ticks.  The number of ticks removed by grooming was then multiplied and extrapolated out to wildly exaggerate their effectiveness.  Government waste, useless grants and fake science all rolled into one.

Opossums are known to spread Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) disease to horses.  Infection causes loss of muscle function and weakness.

They do not get a free pass around here.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Cylvertip on April 27, 2018, 12:34:17 PM
 :yeah:

They are an invasive species and need to be culled at each and every opportunity.  Just like ferrel cats. :mgun:
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on April 27, 2018, 02:55:19 PM
I was out along Wells reservoir yesterday and the ticks were abundant. 
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Post by: rsrubalcaba on April 27, 2018, 03:30:32 PM
Add me to the list of tick encounters.  Went for a hike today, barely any brush busting  and had one crawling up my left pant leg hamstring area.  Wife spotted it.  Deer tick, nasty little thing.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: nitroelk on April 30, 2018, 05:35:15 AM
went out in the Naches River area this weekend and must have walked through a nest area picked up 4 in just a couple minutes on my pants then found one on my leg later
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Special T on April 30, 2018, 09:51:40 AM
So they don't actually eat the ticks u less they try to attach to an opossum?
I have a buddy with it down in Arkansas. Took him over a year to get over it. It is the only reason why I no longer kill every opossum I see. (They are quite delicious BTW)  they are immune to that disease and Hoover up ticks like a Kirby vacume cleaner.
This is based on a misleading "study" where a couple opossums were put in a glass cage with 100 ticks.  The number of ticks removed by grooming was then multiplied and extrapolated out to wildly exaggerate their effectiveness.  Government waste, useless grants and fake science all rolled into one.

Opossums are known to spread Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) disease to horses.  Infection causes loss of muscle function and weakness.

They do not get a free pass around here.

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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: huntingfool7 on April 30, 2018, 07:45:36 PM
The study took several species of animals and locked them up with a quantity of ticks.  Opossums were more effective at grooming the pests off themselves than the other test subjects. 
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: huntingfool7 on April 30, 2018, 07:48:40 PM
Here's last weeks collection.  There's 13 of them in those vials.  We have a few ticks around on the wet side.
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Post by: zwickeyman on April 30, 2018, 08:00:44 PM
Wife had to take one off my back last night. Picked it up in the Colockum Turkey hunting on Saturday. Only one I've found so far
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Post by: westside Elkhunter on April 30, 2018, 08:10:24 PM
Was by Rimrock lake Saturday and found five of the little annoying critters 😤

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Post by: runamuk on April 30, 2018, 09:11:58 PM
The study took several species of animals and locked them up with a quantity of ticks.  Opossums were more effective at grooming the pests off themselves than the other test subjects.
I am now curious if the study included, guinea fowl, turkeys, chickens?

When I had horses EPM which is essentially lethal was not worth the risk. Opossim were not welcome on my farm.  Now they get a pass as long as they stay in the wild. Skunks get the same pass. 

Ticks however are awful I have found several on me after just moseying around work.  I wasnt even near the brush.  Its gonna be a wretched year.

At least most of you have someone to remove them.  Imagine one you cant reach and no one to remove it  :yike:
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Gringo31 on May 01, 2018, 05:45:04 AM
Quote
At least most of you have someone to remove them.  Imagine one you cant reach and no one to remove it

Run,
I'm sure a request for help would......... work  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Pinetar on May 01, 2018, 06:12:35 PM
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At least most of you have someone to remove them.  Imagine one you cant reach and no one to remove it

Get a pet Opossum then we will all know if it is true and we can put this nasty thread to rest!! :chuckle:
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: ffbowhunter on May 01, 2018, 08:02:56 PM
Just pulled one off a couple minutes ago. Iíve been back from turkey hunting for two days, sucked for me good! I was in the NE.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Curly on May 01, 2018, 08:24:02 PM
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Eli346 on May 02, 2018, 07:54:14 PM
I've had several people tell me they're pretty thick on the west side which is unusual but I haven't ran into any yet.
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Post by: olsy on May 03, 2018, 09:55:57 AM
I was in the NE corner last weekend and my hunting partner had 3 on him.  I had sprayed down with permethrin and didn't have any on me.
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Post by: mdbuck5x5 on May 04, 2018, 10:23:11 AM
I was in the NE corner last weekend and my hunting partner had 3 on him.  I had sprayed down with permethrin and didn't have any on me.

Thats exactly what I used last weekend up there and didn't have a one on me either after picking up 9 the weekend before with no permethrin.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: 7mmfan on May 04, 2018, 10:26:14 AM
Permethrin is where it's at. I've used it for a couple years now, sold on it. I also spot treat gear, and my dog, with Picaradin, and have had great results. Last year after a day of shed hunting in the Teanaway, my Dad went untreated and had several ticks pulled off, including on the ride home. Never found a single one on the dog.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: huntingfool7 on May 06, 2018, 11:12:04 PM
So they don't actually eat the ticks u less they try to attach to an opossum?


@Special T

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2825780/

6 species afflicted with 100 ticks each.  It's a study based on grooming behaviors. 

Mice in particular are important in the life cycle of ticks.  One tactic for reducing ticks in a given area is to put out cotton balls treated with permethrin.  The mice use it to line their nests, killing the ticks that would feed on the young.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Curly on May 07, 2018, 07:42:07 AM
Over the weekend I found 2 ticks crawling on me and a third was just starting to embed into my inner thigh.....  :o 

I hate blood suckers. >:(
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Special T on May 07, 2018, 08:39:11 AM
So they don't actually eat the ticks u less they try to attach to an opossum?


@Special T

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2825780/

6 species afflicted with 100 ticks each.  It's a study based on grooming behaviors. 

Mice in particular are important in the life cycle of ticks.  One tactic for reducing ticks in a given area is to put out cotton balls treated with permethrin.  The mice use it to line their nests, killing the ticks that would feed on the young.
Interesting, I had not read that study. I had read an article on a study, that I posted here on HW about lowering ticks by applying some kind of tick killer on mice and squirrels. It didn't kill the animals but a brush applied anti tick stuff much like the rollers used to apply it to deer and elk.

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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Cab on May 07, 2018, 11:53:45 AM
the best thing since sliced bread. Back east I had days that were so bad that if i walked 10mins I had over 20-30 ticks on me and this stuff worked like a charm.
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Post by: LittleKiller on May 07, 2018, 07:58:19 PM
So many ticks in Wenaha at the end of April. SO MANY. And we had gaiters on. Heck. I was picking them off my clothes and out of my car on the drive home to the west side, too. So. Many. 😂


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Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: simondude on May 07, 2018, 08:13:19 PM
Me and a buddy were out on Saturday in eastern washington and he had over 30 on him. I didn't have any I used that Sawyer permethrin stuff.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: W_Ellison2011 on June 08, 2018, 04:38:23 PM
I've seen tons of them drop off of dead hanging deer while my father and I skinned them but never had one attach... then a couple years back I was elk hunting above packwood and boom one got me on the stomach. Most of you guys say you don't feel it but damn that thing hurt when he bit! Then last year my deer out of Kapowsin had some on it, which I'm used to seeing, and later found 1 crawling up my arm. Wife went into full panic mode and a strip search commenced... which I didn't mind lol!
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Jonathan_S on June 08, 2018, 04:47:07 PM
So they don't actually eat the ticks u less they try to attach to an opossum?


@Special T

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2825780/

6 species afflicted with 100 ticks each.  It's a study based on grooming behaviors. 

Mice in particular are important in the life cycle of ticks.  One tactic for reducing ticks in a given area is to put out cotton balls treated with permethrin.  The mice use it to line their nests, killing the ticks that would feed on the young.

Good read thank you
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: O. hemionus on July 04, 2018, 02:33:19 PM
My co-worker picked up a tick a few weeks ago during a squirrel survey. Tick bit her mid-thigh, and she got it out after a few hours. She started getting worried when a 6" diameter red circle showed up around the bite. Turns out she got a bacterial infection from the bite.
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Special T on July 09, 2018, 04:23:29 PM
https://www.wired.com/story/we-have-no-idea-how-bad-the-us-tick-problem-is/

Bad stuff, and there is a new kind of tick  that has made its way into New Jersey, the east asian tick.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/27/588408433/asian-ticks-mysteriously-turned-up-on-a-new-jersey-sheep