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#6757970 - 05/08/17 05:59 PM ticks
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7345
Loc: bastrop county
news predicting bad tick season ahead, in the north east, different than the Lyme disease, this new one can go to work on you in 15 minutes, just watching the news I started itching
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6757986 - 05/08/17 06:18 PM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Simple Searcher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5352
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Scary little critters.
I shot three pigs a few weeks back. They were loaded with ticks.
I found two on me the next day, Menard County

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

#6758136 - 05/08/17 09:19 PM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
texashunter900 Offline

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 554
I went to my place in Oklahoma this weekend and found 9 on me in 4 hours.

#6758249 - 05/08/17 11:22 PM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Roll-Tide Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 3653
Lyme disease aint no joke

#6758276 - 05/09/17 01:09 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Txduckman Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 12165
Loc: Big D
I was driving home a few weeks ago after turkey hunting and felt something under my arm. I stopped at the next gas station and pulled it off.

#6758280 - 05/09/17 02:02 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
pigplinker Offline
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Registered: 08/07/11
Posts: 1414
Loc: Ben Wheeler,Tx
Back when Uncle Sam directed my camping locations we would use flea collars on the out side of boots and sulfa dust on the pants legs. It worked pretty good most of the time. If your itching you better be looking or have a good hunting buddy who will. flag

Oh yea those cheap auto inspection mirrors can help you look if your flying solo. Not every thing under the shed belongs there.

Edited by pigplinker (05/09/17 02:04 AM)

#6758362 - 05/09/17 07:10 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
JLP83 Online   content

Registered: 03/22/17
Posts: 684
Loc: Aledo
Sulphur works well.

#6758369 - 05/09/17 07:18 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1557
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
Colt, I get more on me than my cat. Remove with a "Tick Key" !!

#6758385 - 05/09/17 07:32 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26306
Loc: Texas
They have been bad at our place in south texas for 2 years now.

I don't know what all I'm going to do to keep them away, but off was not enough to do it last year! Trouble was most of the ticks I found were tiny, the size of a pin head, you just don't know they are there.
It's hell eatin em live

#6758395 - 05/09/17 07:38 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Aggieman775 Offline

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 701
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
If your turkey hunting or anything where you know you'll get them hang your clothes up and spray them with permanone and let them dry. This stuff is the best tick repellent I have ever used. Used it up in Missouri I was the only one that did not get ticks while everyone else was covered in them.

Edited by Aggieman775 (05/09/17 07:50 AM)

#6758408 - 05/09/17 07:49 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
hetman Offline
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 2354
Loc: Addison Tx or Cisco Tx
Originally Posted By: colt45
news predicting bad tick season ahead, in the north east, different than the Lyme disease, this new one can go to work on you in 15 minutes, just watching the news I started itching

Powassan Virus kills about 10% of people infected for now mostly in the northern USA

in Texas we have to worry about:

Tick Texas: Tick-borne Diseases. Each year Texans contract Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis and Relapsing Fever. All of these diseases are transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.

we use Permethrin on boots & pants & DEET on skin

Edited by hetman (05/09/17 07:53 AM)


You made a mistake
You got the wrong guy
I’m only guilty of a damn good time

#6758445 - 05/09/17 08:33 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Dry Fire Offline

Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 3275
Loc: Huntsville, AL
The second most abundant tick in Alabama is the Lone Star tick. A single bite and you could develop an allergy to red meat and dairy products.
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F

#6758457 - 05/09/17 08:48 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
Mako My Day Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 292
Loc: Tiki Island, TX
we had them bad in our yard last year, only two so far this year. They would jump off the dog and creep on you from the carpet at night. The wife was not happy until she was sure they were all gone. They can live for up to a year without feeding.. mad

#6758630 - 05/09/17 11:08 AM Re: ticks [Re: colt45]
mattyg06 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 1075
Yep, this year has been bad for us.

#6758816 - 05/09/17 01:17 PM Re: ticks [Re: Roll-Tide]
CharlieCTx Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1393
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Lyme disease aint no joke

I just talked with a gal yesterday I've worked with for many years, we hadn't talked in a while. She's battling Lyme disease right now. Mis-diagnosed for many months, she's got quite the rehab ahead of her.


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