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Fun with ticks! #7900849 07/14/20 11:57 PM
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Someone on here, forgive me, but I can't remember who, suggested this thing. It works!

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I saw a commercial for that thing

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901047 07/15/20 02:49 AM
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There is no fun with ticks... salute

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901070 07/15/20 03:19 AM
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use Sawyer tick spray and you won't need that thing.


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Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: kry226] #7901091 07/15/20 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by kry226
There is no fun with ticks... salute

Agree!

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901187 07/15/20 11:43 AM
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My wife has "Essential Oils" and puts a drop on it then within a minute or two its pulls its head out, starts to walk
and then that s when I get it and smash it or put some other hurt on them.

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Since we have fire ants I have not had a tick on me in years.

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901196 07/15/20 11:52 AM
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Good info...my wife recently got one on her.....don’t use what we were taught growing up.....hot needle I found out will make them regurgitate bacteria into your body.......you end up with a swollen itchy bite for several weeks.....no bueno....


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Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Greg Z] #7901202 07/15/20 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Greg Z
use Sawyer tick spray and you won't need that thing.


I spray Repel on me religiously, after a bout with tick fever. I refuse to take a bath in it though.


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Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901215 07/15/20 12:17 PM
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Creek, there is no such thing as "fun with ticks"

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901345 07/15/20 02:05 PM
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I'll see your tick and raise you fifteen hundred chiggers. realmad


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Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: Creekrunner] #7901363 07/15/20 02:14 PM
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I carry a zip lock bag that contains an old sock filled with Seven dust, upon getting out of the truck, I take the sock and bang it around on my legs, haven't had a tick in decades


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I get ticks on me all the time here and I have tons of fire ants. I got bit by a tick that was infected 2 yrs ago in August and was on Doxy for 2 rounds to fight the infection. That tick was not on me more than a minute or two at most when it bit me on the back of my neck above my collar. The next day it was swollen and my lymph nodes on both sides of my neck were enlarged. I found a tick crawling on my two days ago now after checking a trail cam by a stock tank. In years where the ticks are really bad I can see them on the bucks antlers during the antler growing months. You can see one on the top of the right browtine on this buck..the pic was taken in late August 2014.
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I hate ticks. Seems like no matter what I do they always leave a red swollen bite that itches for weeks. Since I was a kid dad used hot needle alcohol on a cotton ball nail polish and tweezers to get them off. Now I just pull them off. During the summer in tick country I wear jeans a tucked in t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt over it and heavily apply OFF to all clothing seams around fists neck douse my hat in it, waist etc.


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I've had pretty good luck with the Repel in the red spray can specifically for ticks.

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Hate them ticks! Some years ago I pulled one off my ankle after walking the pasture. Several days later I broke out with a rash, fever and dehydration ( urine looked like coffee) for almost a week. mad


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Originally Posted by BayouGuy
I'll see your tick and raise you fifteen hundred chiggers. realmad


Seems even to me...


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Ill never forget after graduating from high school my brother, myself, and a cousin took a trip to north east texas and went hog hunting on Old Sabine Bottom WMA. The first morning we tromped through a bunch of brush and upon further inspection at lunch each of us had about 20-30 ticks. Me and the cousin bathed in OFF and my brother tuffed it out without. That evening brother had about same number as at lunch 20-30, but my cousin and I only had maybe 5 each. It was a tuff 3 days in the summer heat with no bath tent camping, but we survived and even had fun and we did kill us a hog.


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Ticks are bad chiggers are worse.

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For some reason, I was itching when I got to the end of this thread...

Re: Fun with ticks! [Re: PMK] #7902342 07/16/20 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by PMK
I carry a zip lock bag that contains an old sock filled with Seven dust, upon getting out of the truck, I take the sock and bang it around on my legs, haven't had a tick in decades


This is the logical next step for me.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
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I carry a zip lock bag that contains an old sock filled with Seven dust, upon getting out of the truck, I take the sock and bang it around on my legs, haven't had a tick in decades


This is the logical next step for me.

works on ticks and chiggers ... I am a magnet for any type of these blood suckers including mosquitoes, Thermocell fixed the mosquitoes and I carry it religiously. I actually have two of the Seven dust socks in my truck, one in a zip lock in the back floorboard and one in a plastic Folgers coffee can in the tool box. Thermocell and Deep Woods Off in the passenger side door pocket.


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when I was a young kid, circa mid 1960s, we hunted on top of White Bluff overlooking Lake Buchanan, there was a huge artisan spring up on top, with the creek flowing from it over the face of the bluff. One day out hunting with dad, we got bored and started playing in the creek, building little spreader dams. Upon getting home a few hours later, the lower portion of my body was literally covered in seed ticks, looked like course ground black pepper on my legs up to my waist. My dad put me in a tub of hot water with baking soda, used a fingernail brush scrubbing me to get all those little boogers off, the water was covered in miniature ticks, several times filled the tub to get them all gone. I ran a fever for a week or two and itching like you can not imagine. Every since then, anytime I've had one attach, I get a quarter size whelp that lasts for weeks. I really try to avoid them like the plague. Another trick that dad found, was if they were attached, use a q-tip and Campho-Phenique, dob that on the tick, the oils & camphor seem to make them pull their head out/detach, doesn't leave near as bad of a whelp.


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