Ticks & Mosquitoes 101 (and now also Deer Flies!)

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Ticks & Mosquitoes 101 (and now also Deer Flies!)

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri 2006-05-05, 05:21:21

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Fri 2006-05-05, 19:06:31

, when used monthly, had kept all ticks off of Emmy BBD.

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby thebutterflyeffect » Tue 2006-05-09, 21:19:56

gross I am caching in a bee suit from now on!!!
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Sat 2006-06-03, 11:09:32

Ever wonder how ticks manage to get on you? I used to care for some bluebird boxes in Secor Park and came home with as many as 16 ticks on me one day..I wondered "How do they do it?" Well, they kind of hitchhike a ride. Its my understanding that they can tell your coming past (feel the ground vibrations). They are already out on the tips of the grass and when they sense you they put out there little grappling hooks and try to get lucky enough to make contact with you. The best thing I was taught to do was already mentioned, wear light colored pants and socks (for tick visibility), tucking your pants into your socks. This way the little creeps cant get to your skin until they have time to crawl up. Its very helpful when out with a partner to take a break now and then and do a tick-check on each other(catch them in the act of crawling up).

This from Wikipedia "Ticks are often found in tall grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves to a passing animal or human. It is a common misconception that the tick can jump from the plant onto the host. Physical contact is the only method of transportation for ticks."

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Sat 2006-06-03, 17:40:52

Does anyone get a Lyme Immunization for their dog? Our vet suggested this, only since we may be going into parts of Northern MI this summer. If we were just hiking OH, she said we probably wouldn't need it.

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby thebutterflyeffect » Sat 2006-06-10, 01:38:22

that is soooo funny!!!LMAO
I used to help my grandpa with bees so maybe I can borrow his suit! LOL
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby jslagle » Sun 2006-06-11, 18:06:22

I had a tick in my arm. Everyone who was at the CITO should check themselves.
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon 2006-06-12, 00:30:01

jason had a travel bug

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Mon 2006-06-12, 15:13:43

He usually doesn't pick those up...

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Sun 2006-09-24, 15:37:00

I remember reading an article about an extra large mosquito inhabiting our area. I think this is probably one of them in this photo. It was killed attacking Stumpy75 near the glacial grooves on Kelleys Island. Has anyone else seen one of these or have more info about them? They are sure impressive in size!
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sun 2006-09-24, 17:51:31

This calls them, "gallinippers"!

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Oh great! I hope yours did not have West Nile, since Lucas County ranked as having the 2nd highest number of cases in the state so far this September. Then again you found it in a county with zero reported cases!

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Sun 2006-09-24, 19:45:12

Thats the article I read and Yes I think thats the right one. I never got a bite but I think Stumpy75 may have. It was a daylight attack and for some reason I think they may have been attracted by the color of his shirt. I killed the one in the photo and wish I would have put a dime next to it for comparison. The quarry we were in contained lots of bird species including a covey of Quail that at first flight we thought were Flickers. I wonder if they may have been feeding on mosquito larvae? Thanks GG for your reply and nice words regarding West Nile Virus. 8O

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Sun 2006-09-24, 19:51:10

Luckily, it didn't bite me, just landed on my back where "The Bearclaws" killed it. It was big enough to find in the grass after being swatted! 8O However, we did see quite a few of them, but none got any of my blood that I know of! :wink: :lol:

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Mon 2007-05-14, 03:40:14

They're back ! Stumpy75 and I did some tick picking this weekend, he 4, me 2. Watch that tall grass.


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