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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 02:25 AM

Why do ticks love me?

We pulled one black tick and a smaller reddish tick off me before they dug into my skin.

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Reply Why do ticks love me? (Original post)
In_The_Wind Apr 2019 OP
cyclonefence Apr 2019 #1
In_The_Wind Apr 2019 #2
Duppers Apr 2019 #8
cyclonefence Apr 2019 #9
lastlib Apr 2019 #3
Name removed Apr 2019 #4
Laffy Kat Apr 2019 #5
UTUSN Apr 2019 #6
Kaleva Apr 2019 #7
Aristus Apr 2019 #10

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:19 AM

1. If you spend a lot of time out in the yard

these will help:

http://www.ticktubes.com/

They work!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:30 AM

2. That's perfect! I'll place an order today.

I became infected with Lyme Disease after a day of gardening in my front yard. It happened 2 or 3 years ago. Since then I've avoided sitting next to the Koi pond. Major bummer.

I want my very small yard back!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:56 AM

8. Could you make your own?

Buy permethrin and get creative?

Some scientist(s) put some thought into the tubes.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:40 AM

9. I investigated this before I first bought them

several years ago and found lots of warnings about amateurs handling permethrin. If you're comfortable doing that, I see no reason you couldn't make your own--and a new way to recycle empty toilet paper rolls.

I can't say enough about how well these things worked for us.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

3. maybe you just taste good to them!



I have read that taking vitamin B1 is a repellent to them (and to mosquitos as well!). I used to use it often when I did more camping in summer, and had relatively little problem with either. Can't swear that there was a correlation, but can't really say that there isn't, either. (Could be I just don't taste good to them, IDK) 'Sworth a try, maybe.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:36 PM

5. You need some possums!

One possum can eat up to 5,000 ticks a season and more if they're available. There are no downsides to possums.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. Are you calling me a tick?!1

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:11 PM

7. My shoes love dog shit.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:43 AM

10. Because everyone loves you!



Why should ticks be any different?

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