Ack. Just reading that article made my skin crawl.
I picked about 15 ticks off my dog last week-end. Good thing she has white hair. I thought it was a little early in the season for Maine!!!!
She now is loaded with Frontline, and I will be checking myself, my horse, etc. every time we venture into the woods.
That's interesting and heartening about 2013. I've already found a deer tick attached to me. First one ever. Only for a couple of hours though so my Doctor says not to worry. I'm just plain staying out of the woods this year. It's not worth the ick factor, let alone the possibility of disease.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.
CVPeg...interesting article. Mice are the interim host for ticks. We had a MaxForce Tick System in MD. After a year or so, we saw no ticks. We all had Lyme (family, dogs, neighbors) so I'm a tick nazi.
Not many ticks here in KY. We keep our property mowed, no wooded areas around us and the cat takes care of most of the rodents.
That is my local paper so I read that article this am. I live in a very wooded area and like to run/hike there. I was hoping I wouldn't have to deal with the ticks for a bit but no...
I have a 12yo son who lives to play outdoors and at his age he finds it embarrassing when I want to look him over for ticks. Time to get out the heavy duty bug spray.
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I'm seriously annoyed by this sudden warm weather (I mean, seriously, 80+ degrees in NEW ENGLAND for several days in a row in MARCH??? WT-you-know-what?) Normally I trail ride until sometime in May when the biting bugs get real active, but I'm thinking we may be done until the fall now.