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Old 04-20-2009, 01:55 PM
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Public Service Message - TICKS

They seem to be pretty heavy in Wisconsin this spring. So wear your DEET if you hit the mtb trails.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:23 PM
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good to know- my wife got Lyme's disease a couple years ago... Don't want a repeat of that.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:07 PM
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Lyme...

Thought you said lying disease....
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:37 PM
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strange.....knock on wood I haven't seen one this year...also in Wisconsin.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:44 PM
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I don't like killing things. I let flies and spiders out of the house. But ticks... I HATE those bastards.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:29 PM
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I don't like killing things. I let flies and spiders out of the house. But ticks... I HATE those bastards.
Sound advice, as Maryland's rates of Lyme Disease have doubled in past few years......along with the deer population.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:20 AM
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Already found one working out in the yard this past weekend. Do a thorough check every time you come in from working or hanging out outdoors.

No Bananas for ticks!


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Old 04-21-2009, 09:46 AM
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Already found one working out in the yard this past weekend.
What kind of exercise do ticks do?
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:34 AM
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The thing that worries me most about the deer ticks is not finding them on myself, or my wife.....hey that can actually be fun! It is the possibility that one of our kids gets ticked. We have 2 and 5 year old boys, and 3 acres of forest for them to play in. We are constantly checking them for ticks, but still worry that we may miss one on their scalp or elsewhere. We hate to restrict their natural curiosity to explore the property, but we also worry about the ticks a lot.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:43 AM
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The thing that worries me most about the deer ticks is not finding them on myself, or my wife.....hey that can actually be fun! It is the possibility that one of our kids gets ticked. We have 2 and 5 year old boys, and 3 acres of forest for them to play in. We are constantly checking them for ticks, but still worry that we may miss one on their scalp or elsewhere. We hate to restrict their natural curiosity to explore the property, but we also worry about the ticks a lot.

There is a HUGE misconception about ticks....That is that their prime habitat is woodland...While there are ticks in the woods, the greatest habitat and risk for picking them up occurs in high grass, shrubs and forbs. They hang out on the vegetation with their legs outstretched and latch onto passersby.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:52 AM
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Ya know, I never had a need for Agent Orange before but...
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Napalm...smells like....victory....
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What kind of exercise do ticks do?
I dunno but he gave me a run for my money!!....







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Old 04-21-2009, 11:24 AM
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The thing that worries me most about the deer ticks is not finding them on myself, or my wife.....hey that can actually be fun! It is the possibility that one of our kids gets ticked. We have 2 and 5 year old boys, and 3 acres of forest for them to play in. We are constantly checking them for ticks, but still worry that we may miss one on their scalp or elsewhere. We hate to restrict their natural curiosity to explore the property, but we also worry about the ticks a lot.

Ditto. our daughter seems to be a tick magnet. We check them both constantly but she's the one we have found them on the most.





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Old 04-21-2009, 11:37 AM
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Ditto. our daughter seems to be a tick magnet. We check them both constantly but she's the one we have found them on the most.





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..Funny you'd mention that. I had occasion to be in tick heaven at work for many years with a coworker...He would have 10 ticks for every one I had....My wife attracts them the same way....BOTH redheads....
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