First tick of the year

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  1. Boyd

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    Out for my walk at noon yesterday, temperature was about 44 degrees after a night in the 20's. Noticed an itch later and found a really tiny nymph under the waistband of my pants. Could have been prevented if my shirt had been tucked in, but I really wasn't expecting ticks yet! :confused:
     
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    That is very early for a nymph, in my experience.
     
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    This is the beginning of the most dangerous time of year for deer ticks. Bastards!
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    Have been using it (and another brand of the same thing) since 2006. It is highly effective if used properly - but be sure to follow all the cautions on the label.
     
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    I guess I have you beat for time which is not a good thing. Near the middle of Feb on one of the days it was in the upper 40's low 50's I was exploring. On the drive home I felt a tickle on the top of my left hand, sure enough a nymph looking for a place to dig in. I know they're present year round but figured with the cold temps we've had they'd be dormant, I figured wrong.
     
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    I dog got lime a month ago.
     
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    Was out all morning today in Bass River and there were plenty of ticks. Just found one now while typing this.
     
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    I pulled a few ticks off of my arm on the new section of the Batona Trail along an old cranberry bog on Saturday, but I was drenched in permethrin and DEET so none of them hung around long. My dog is also on medication so she emerged tick-free.