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    Man... Ive had 15-20 ticks on me this spring. Only two bites but i guess they stick to my shorts and shoes or something cause we have found 5 in the mud room where i hang my gear in the house. Wifes freaking out, i guess ill keep my gear in garage.

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    It's also been a bad year in Central Georgia this year.

    I HATE ticks.
    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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    Yup, bad here in VA too....Deer ticks and the fat ones.

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    VA is bad on the tick front the big ones are a nuisance but the deer ticks are what worry me. I keep a pair of tweezers in my camelback because I can't wait to get home to get them off.

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    Just found one under my spandex pants after bushwacking to find the trails, and this was in N. Jersey. I used to ride with shorts in Fl, and once found a tick, dead, in my inner thigh while showering a few weeks after. So check your ass & jewel zones with a mirror.

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    I let my wife check me for ticks. After that the real
    fun begins.

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    I was thinking about ticks last week in the middle of my ride as I was riding in the pines... I have yet to actually check for any this year. Actually, I've only checked for ticks like 2x's in my whole life and I've ridden and been in the woods my whole life. I know they are out there but either I'm lucky or just not as prevalent here in upstate NY as they are elsewhere. I'm very sensitive and can feel pretty much anything on my body. I rarely get skeeter bites because I'm quick and super sensitive. I may have even swatted some off and just haven't realized it. I will probably be on the look out this year though. Time to start changing my ways.
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    Ticks

    Permethrin if you can find some works

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    ^ Go to your local vet, and ask for K9 Advantix. (kidding)
    For humans, I believe we can only use DEET.

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    I'm just finishing up a cycle of Amoxicillin meant to prevent Lyme disease after I had a deer tick. I've had lots of ticks before, but this was my first deer tick and as I wasn't sure how long it had been there (it was on my back), the doctor put me on antibiotics to be safe.

    Which is good, as I'm a long way from a place familiar with Lyme disease at the moment. Boy do I hate ticks.

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    I use deet spray but am going to look into permethrin

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    In VA, in 20 years this is the most I have seen. They are everywhere, removed about 40 from my dog yesterday. First year I have seen so many deer ticks. Also the horse flys are really out there this year too. 6 straight rides with a horse fly bite.

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    WNC is in the midst of a terrible tick season as well. They came earlier and in higher numbers than I ever remember. And we had a brutal winter. That usually keeps them in check. Strange.

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    Lots of Deet then after you ride scrub every inch of you with a washcloth and then towel off every inch scrubbing the whole time THEN check for ticks.

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    None for me this year in Indiana, and it's not like I haven't been "trying" to be found by ticks. Have done plenty of bushwacking in shorts against my better judgement doing trail work in the middle of rides and such. That's usually a recipe for at least one hitchhiker. But nada for me.

    I have at least been using repellent. Mostly some Ultrathon (DEET cream in a time-release format) this year but also sometimes Picaridin. I did not treat my clothes with Permethrin this year, either. I usually do, but never got around to it.

    We had a pretty rough winter with a lot of snow, but heavy snowpack usually insulates well enough to allow the little buggers to live through the winter. What kills them off is a deep freeze with little to no snowpack. Skeeters have been fairly mild so far, too.

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    Last Saturday I was on a trail building session along with NateHawk. I found two ticks on me when I got home, the first in a few years.

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    Funny Kronk. I must be tick repellent then.

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    Im using a heavy dose of 30% deet deep woods off from now on. Ive only had the browny red dog ticks. Luckily no deer ticks yet.

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    I found a tick latched on to me the first time ever this spring in Indiana.. pretty freaky.

    It was an American Dog Tick which I guess is better than a deer tick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    I found a tick latched on to me the first time ever this spring in Indiana.. pretty freaky.

    It was an American Dog Tick which I guess is better than a deer tick.

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    They apparently dont carry lyme disease. Only deer ticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Funny Kronk. I must be tick repellent then.
    I must not have used enough DEET. I stayed for the afternoon session while you went to help the women's clinic ride, and I should have put more repellant on later in the day.

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