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Wick

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Mar 6, 2016
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Was out yesterday and came home with ticks on me. First ones for the season and I have been walking in brush most weekends.
 

Boyd

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Jul 31, 2004
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Have had to fip several off me, caught them before they bit. Started about two weeks ago when we had a warm spell. This is on my own property in Atlantic County, walking on trails and some light brush.
 

Wick

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Mar 6, 2016
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Forked River
Last year it seemed liked the ticks stayed out all winter. This year it was definitely colder and as bonus, snow to boot.
 

Boyd

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Personally I'm ready for Spring, which is a good thing because it started at 11:33AM today! :dance: Did my first permethrin treatment a few days ago.
 

stiltzkin

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I wish I could do permethrin treatments, but I have cats and I am too worried for their safety. Maybe if I treated clothes that only get used outdoors, kept them stored in a bin in the garage, and washed them at the laundromat, something like that.
 

Boyd

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I have cats too but am not worried. I do the treatment outdoors and let my clothes dry in the sun. I only wear them when I go out and hang them in the closet when I take them off. I wash/dry them separately. I really don't think it's an issue, the cats never come in contact with them.
 
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