Be Careful Out There

Rooftree

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I was in the Pines yesterday where I did some minimal bushwhacking without the use of Permethrin protection. Being March, I never gave any thought about using it. Well, I found a tick on me when I got home. It didn't take me too long in getting one of those babies. I'm going to the store tomorrow to buy a new supply.

Be careful, their already out.

Ron
 

old jersey girl

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I just gave a pair of shoes, socks and pants a good permethrin soaking this afternoon. :)

I almost posted yesterday asking has anyone seen ticks lately? None yet here in area just west of Bridgeton: its like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
It's spring, it's spring, the forsythia blooming and the #%*% invasive ivy, brambles and weeds are growing.
My neighbor has started taking his Harley instead of his truck to work so I hear that sweet, deep engine in the a.m.
Time to get the Sawyers spray out.
 

Boyd

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I went out yesterday in regular clothes and then did the permethrin treatment when I got back. Right after I made the post above, I found a tick crawling up my belly, looking for his dinner. :mad:
 

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Watch for thrush. My daughter got that after being on antibiotics that long and the thrush was worse than anything.
 

old jersey girl

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Please note that the bulls eye rash occurs in less than half the cases of Lyme disease. Any time you have a reddened, itchy area around a tick bite suspect a tick-borne illness. The most recent case of possible disease I had was caused by a tiny nymph stage tick so small I could not identify it. Didn't know it was there until the itching started.
 

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I have a red, itchy spot around every tick bite, even if it has only been on me for a few minutes. I also had the "bullseye" once, and have read that it is not a sure sign of Lyme disease. Whatever, I'm almost 70, have never consulted a physician about tick bites and I'm still alive. But if you are concerned, of course it's best to seek medical attention.
 
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