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

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Wed 2007-05-16, 01:20:06

Yuck!!! :x I had the heeby-jeebies the rest of the day after finding a few on me!!! :o I've had more than 4 before too. Hate those little suckers! :twisted: 8O
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby GoodDog » Thu 2007-05-17, 00:00:25

I don't know what the deal is, but I've only killed one sketter this year ( and I live next to a creek), but I've had probably a dozen ticks. (not all at once). I've actually seen more snakes in my yard than ticks or skeeters. I'd rather have the ticks, put the snakes are easier to pick off.

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitos 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Thu 2007-05-17, 18:20:58

Not many skeeters yet, and if you were at our place last year, you have to remember what that was like. Also, no ticks yet. But then, we're going to NC soon! If any females have Good Dog's problem, I hear that Brad Paisley is willing to help. (Couldn't find the youtube yet!)
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Wed 2008-05-07, 22:09:33

From the colorful words I heard at the Spring Fling, I would have to say the ticks have returned for 2008! 8O :D
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby GoodDog » Wed 2008-05-07, 23:57:45

I got two at the road pickup. No lobsters though.

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby Jimmy_System » Wed 2008-05-14, 20:25:09

I finally got my two for the year. Found one on my pants and then found one later on.
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby ScouterJoe » Wed 2008-05-14, 20:43:24

Jimmy_System wrote:I finally got my two for the year. Found one on my pants and then found one later on.


I think that's plenty of info.....thanks!
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Wed 2008-05-14, 22:12:04

GoodDog wrote:I got two at the road pickup. No lobsters though.



At least I got it!!!

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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Tue 2009-05-12, 03:30:49

Tonight I found myself on a walk in Secor Park. Later, while checking emails I felt a vague sensation on my shoulder. I still had on my sweatshirt and when I took it off sure enough I had a tick crawling along. I grabbed him but he slipped out of my fingers and fell right into my keyboard and disappeared. I turned it over and shook it but the little sucker didn’t come out. I was contemplating my next move of getting a flashlight when he appeared between the O and P keys. I looked for a weapon and introduced him to the sharp end of a letter opener. Now I’m feeling those invisible ones all over me.
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby TeamAldridge » Tue 2009-05-12, 10:47:14

Well you're not alone. We went to a cache a couple of weeks ago that had some rotting carcasses littered around the area. Not only did we not find the cache, we also had six ticks between the four of us. Lovely little critters, aren't they?
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby TeamMina » Tue 2009-05-12, 10:52:30

I'm guessing that little sucker was probably one of the very first to be gutted by a letter opener!
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Tue 2009-05-12, 12:46:29

While at Secor park last evening with BC, I didn't get any ticks, but the mosquitos have arrived! Not many, but they were there!!! 8O :roll: :(

Better a letter opener than this: :blowup:
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby cachergirl27 » Tue 2009-05-12, 14:59:39

I had my first tick on the way back from Florida. I really hope that's the last one I have, too! Also on Saturday had my first big run in with my major phobia.....SNAKE! *shudder*
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Tue 2009-07-21, 03:42:54

Not really about mosquitoes or ticks, but deerflies! I got eaten up on a trip to central Michigan last week. I found out the hard way that Picaridin doesn't work worth a ^%$#@ on them. Deet was the only thing that did the trick...and a LOT of it!!

Deer flies....
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Re: Ticks & Mosquitoes 101

Postby GoodDog » Tue 2009-07-21, 20:09:13

funny you should mention that Stumpy. Lots of people are having skeeter problems, but usually don't, even though I live on a creek. BUT the deer flies this year are bad, and I usually don't have a problem with them either. Deer flies must like cooler summer weather or something.


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