make sure you use tick repellent .I found out I should have on the way home from the spring show.
You are right to take preventative measures. Twentynine years working in these woods has taught me that the repellents aren't reliable enough. I am surrounded by woods that are loaded with deer and ticks. The best prevention is to go immediately into the bathroom, throw your clothes directly into the washer and take a hot soapy shower. That DEET is nasty stuff if you get too much on your skin.
We learned the hard way back in the 80s when Lymes Disease was still denied by the government. It is a germ warfare agent that escaped from Plum Island(off the coast of Lyme, CT), in the 1950s. My wife and I have each been treated twice. Our dogs were treated many times but it finally killed the three of them.
A big plus is a hot shower feels good after working outside. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, July 11, 2015 - 07:32 PM.