I hate 'em!
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Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:19 AM
I found 3 on me at one time back on mothers day, I had only walked around my drive before hand. They must have fell off the honey suckel lining the drive. Found one a couple weeks ago crawling on my neck.....while I was shopping in Menards. No idea where he came from.
Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:39 AM
I can LOOK at the grass and find ticks all over me.
Posted July 22, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Where I was last working in VA, this summer a lot of the guys were buying dog flee n tick collars and wearing them around each boot. Spraying pants legs and still some would get thru. They are nasty critters. One supervisor was off over 6 weeks with a fever from them, and they say his resistance to such infections will be weakened from now on. "I HATE TICKS" is the motto to follow...
Posted July 22, 2015 - 11:38 AM
I'm just waiting for some secret military project to GMO a tick/skeeter cross. Of course it will get loose. They always do.
Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:26 PM
Posted August 02, 2015 - 08:21 AM
Ah heck, they dont eat much.
During the spring and summer, anytime I am outside I end up pulling a few ticks off by the end of the day. 2 years ago I found one below my belly button. The bite had a nice red ring around it. This has never happened before so I know something is not right. Go to the Drs. the next day. Did not get to see Doc but a PA. She said that I had left the head in and that is what caused the red ring. After a heated debate between the PA and myself, I convinced her that she need to give me antibiotics and do a blood draw. If she would not do it then she could get me a real Doctor and I would talk to him. I got the blood draw and a Rx for antibiotics. I started taking the pills that day. The test results came back 3 days later and I had Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Lucky I caught it very early, i was only "sick" for 2-3 days.
Posted August 04, 2015 - 10:09 PM
Posted August 04, 2015 - 10:33 PM
You have to be your own advocate.
Yes you do! I doesnt hurt that I work around MDs and PhDs for the last 20 years. Some of them even wrote the books the PAs refer to.