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Boyd

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I never see ticks around my place after late July, but I'm sure I could find some if I went bushwacking. ;) But the chiggers (which are not really chiggers, as we now know) are certainly here. Have gotten a couple bites on my ankles for the past few days, and I'm wearing pants, socks and shoes that were just treated with permethrin.
 

old jersey girl

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August is the peak season for lone star tick larvae.
Are the other species larvae on a different timetable? My last Lyme case was from one of these tiny suckers, was only apparent when I developed a rash. The tick was so small and fragile that I scratched and scraped it off without realizing it was attached. Never saw it, only left a small itchy bump.
I now shower after doing any gardening/ yardwork.
 

Sue Gremlin

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Are the other species larvae on a different timetable? My last Lyme case was from one of these tiny suckers, was only apparent when I developed a rash. The tick was so small and fragile that I scratched and scraped it off without realizing it was attached. Never saw it, only left a small itchy bump.
I now shower after doing any gardening/ yardwork.
While you can find representatives all year, yes, they have different timelines for different species.