when i go in the woods im literally doused in chemicals from head to toe. i could care less what people think of how i look. with those numbers its going to millions a yearHere's a recent article from our local news station: https://wtop.com/health-fitness/2018/11/us-officials-report-a-record-number-of-tick-diseases/ .
Basically, the number of tick-borne diseases reported to the government last year (59,000) jumped 22% from the year before. About 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year but experts think that the real number of new cases is closer to 300,000. Stay safe, friends.
The shoulders a popular spot for those little buggers, that's a female. I hope he gave you a couple doxy.Thought I'd share this with the community.
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The only downside to the mild temps. I feel these things biting and this was on back of my shoulder. I couldnt see it no matter what I did in mirror so I tried the phone.
Up close this thing is buried. The bites take a really long time to recover from.
I had a hard time convincing a doctor to do a Lyme test for me once. He argued that my exposure was minimum to the possibility of getting Lyme disease. I said, just do it.
Overheard between two hunters in the woods, voice of Harry from Home Improvement, “Hey Bob, have you lost weight? Just sayin’, you’re looking good, today.”I've always heard pantyhose kept ticks off good. Guess they dont like the material. I cant imagine pantyhose in woods while hunting but then again I knew a guy that got lymes disease and his kidneys shut down before doctors figured out what it was. Luckily he lived but it makes me think pantyhose wouldn't be so bad to try all of a sudden
I saturate my camo with permethrin but I do it outside and let them hang until dry. Then they stay in the back of my Jeep for when I go out hunting. I dont take them in the house where the cats are. They would be laying on the clothes in a heartbeat. (nosy cats). I heard that about being extremely toxic to cats.I bought some in Maine last time I was there but it's very toxic to cats and we have 4 so I've just been using deet.
Check out Allectus, available as a granular mixed with fertilizer product. I haven't done the research to compare, but I suspect it has a longer barrier life on the ground, versus the permethrin. In any case, it's been working great for me, on both grubs and tick control.A few times a season I load up the pets and bring them to my in-laws house. I cut the grass nice and short and have the wife follow me with the sweeper to pick up the clippings. Then I fill the ATV mounted tank sprayer with the Permethrin SFR mix and drive around the entire open yard space. I made a sprayer bar with some PVC that mounts to the hitch on the ATV and hooks up to the pump on the tank. After that I put the wand back on and drive around spraying around the bushes, flower beds, fences, buildings, etc, etc. I have 5 acres so it takes a while. Once that's complete I hook the spreader to the ATV and drive around spreading Diatomaceous Earth on to the acre surrounding the house, pool, and playground. Also spread it by hand in the flower beds around the house. Haven't had a tick or flea on a kid or pet in a decade. Also don't really have issues with other unwanted insects either. I live in an agricultural district and have a feed/supplies distributor 5 miles from my house that sells both the Diatomaceous Earth and Permethrin SFR for way cheaper than you could get it anywhere online.
I believe your risk is low, they usually need a much longer attachment to transmit Lyme, from what I’ve read. Google is your friend.I got bitten by a tick yesterday, and I had to pull hard to remove it from my skin. It had only been there for an hour maximum, and it was completely flat so it hadn't drawn blood. I don't see any marks on my skin where it was. I'm in Ohio, where Lyme disease is rare. Although now I'm a little worried.
Provided you pull it from the head and dont squeeze the body. When we find an attached tick we go to MedExpress and the give a dose of Doxy as a prophylactic.I believe your risk is low, they usually need a much longer attachment to transmit Lyme, from what I’ve read. Google is your friend.