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    Lots of ticks

    Couldnt believe it, today on a short ride in the Mtn Top area I picked up one tick on the trail. Another TWO off myself at home. And as we are standing in line at Rita's there is one crawling on one of my kids!! That warm winter is going to have a huge impact on the tick population. Other than that the trails were fantastic.
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    Hate those things! Got one on me riding LSP.
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    4 or 5 off of one of my dogs last week after a ride. Got to get to the vet tomorrow.

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    They are predicting both a higher population of ticks as well as a more active population this year. Check after every outing.

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    Yeah they are really bad this year. We have been Vectra on the pups, but are still pulling off 1 to 2 after each hike.

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    First Ticks of the season....

    ....tonight....picked off 2 after a 2 hour night ride.....big ones though....i believe those are not the ones that pass along lymes?
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....tonight....picked off 2 after a 2 hour night ride.....big ones though....i believe those are not the ones that pass along lymes?
    Yeah, from what I understand those are Wood Ticks, the Deer ticks are normally smaller in size. Still freaks me out tho...
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    i just ordered a 'tick remover' to carry with me. I wont use DEET--dont care what the GOVT/Experts say--I DO NOT Want Cancer-------I use this all natural stuff that does not work on ticks (but I have not been bittin yet for 3 years)--lucky until now....

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    Had one buried in my back monday night. Possibly from my Sat ride, we were picking them off. It didn't come out clean, so I got a short course of antibiotics for it. I'm spraying down every ride now, and taking extra for my buddies. I'm using a permethrin product on my clothing/shoes as well. Tick removers are really nice, the kind that twist it out. Used them a few times last year, plan on using them more this year.

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    Picked off a dog tick following a french creek ride last week. It was already embedded. Can't tell yet if it will be an abnormal tick season or not.

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    I got one early today it was only 36 degrees here near Altoona but I had a straggler when I came home. I just saw a commercial for tick repellent pants on the outdoor channel, they are camo for hunters haha if it wasn't heading into summer i would get a pair!

    What spray have you guys been using anyone know any tricks??

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    Amy and I have been using Off Deep Woods. 25% deet not a single tick in all the years I've been in the trails. We just picked up the 30% deet version. Oddly it smells better. It's in a blue can.
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    They say 15% and above Deet for ticks if I am not mistaken...

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    Picked at least 15 off of the dog after a walk with my wife through the woods. Our dog likes to root around on the ground though.

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    I use this stuff (but heard recently that it did not stop ticks--only DEET does) So i posted something about it asking questions (I will not use DEET)--forget that.. Now I have used it for 3 years and have never been bitten (so I will continue to use it) My local Organic store has it for $10 a bottle, but found here on Amazon for $6.50. Then if you order total with all products $25 or more, Amazon gives you free shiping. Plus the reviews on that site were great about stopping ticks (one said it is the only product that stopped ticks on his Lyme disease trip)--not any DEET products...


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    Dog ticks are still carriers for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Luckily they're pretty easy to spot.

    I'm not making light of the seriousness of the diseases ticks carry, but keep in mind that Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever generally requires a minimum of 5-20 hours of embedment for transmission to begin, Lymes Disease generally requires a minimum of 36-48 hours of embedment for transmission to begin (Refer to the CDC if you don't believe me.) Check yourself before you get in the car (so they don't end up hanging out in your seats) and again when you're in the shower. Even if they're embedded, as long as you fully extract them without delay, you should be good to go.

    Two years ago I discovered an deer tick that had likely been embedded for a few days already. I quick trip to the doc got me a 14 day regime of doxycycline as a prophylactic (no beer for 14 days though ) and I was good to go.

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    DEET baby DEET! lol
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    yeah think about it, your out in the wilderness enjoying nature and getting some excersize all while covering yourself with Deet !! just doesnt make sense
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    I hate ticks. Cant they just be replaced with snakes & bears.

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    Lol I'd take the snakes n bears in a heart beat


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    I also just got one of these, and am also going to buy one of those curved pair of tweezers and carry both with me from now on...
    Last edited by 247; 05-16-2012 at 06:49 PM.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    I also just got one of these, and am also going to buy one of those curved pair of tweezers and carry both with me from now on...
    Cool!

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Cool!

    Thanks for sharing
    I shared too! Why don't I get a "cool"? Because I don't have fancy tweezers? Those of us who love deet and never get ticks should get recognized too Lee! Next you'll be praising guys who ride aluminum bikes with gears!
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    Yeah Lee, WTF! lol
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    I just picked a wood tick off of my leg yesterday after a ride at rattling creek. First one I have seen in a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-Bike!! View Post
    I shared too! Why don't I get a "cool"? Because I don't have fancy tweezers? Those of us who love deet and never get ticks should get recognized too Lee! Next you'll be praising guys who ride aluminum bikes with gears!
    You provided no pic...

    ...he posted a pic!

    Besides my 1974 Montesa Cota is a "247" so he's got a cool screen name!

    Tony, and AJ, have aluminum bikes with gears, I praise them all the time...

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    Aluminum bikes with gears rock Dave!

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    I am strongly considering wearing pantyhose...







    ...as an alternative to DEET, of course.
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    my 2cents is that Permethrin works better on tics then deet.
    spray your clothes let dry, lasts through several washings.it works.
    this is what i use>>>Buy Repel Mosquito Stop Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear Spray & More | drugstore.com

    ....hate the litte bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TORQUE-29er View Post
    my 2cents is that Permethrin works better on tics then deet.
    spray your clothes let dry, lasts through several washings.it works.
    this is what i use>>>Buy Repel Mosquito Stop Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear Spray & More | drugstore.com

    ....hate the litte bastards.
    Can you apply it to your skin? Do you thInk it will harm buddha's pantyhose?
    ahh...the sound of my hub when I coast.

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    You can NOT spray it on your skin. You can spray it on anything fabric though. I use deet and permethrin together. Deet for skin and perm., fit clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    I am strongly considering wearing pantyhose...

    ...as an alternative to DEET, of course.
    I've thought about this as well, but could not decide on a color I liked

    Any reason to think a tick could burrow through a pantyhose?

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    All I will say is, it's going to be an interesting summer.


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    ... and if we just ... Pedal harder, I hear banjos!!!

    Next u know it will be coyotes and banjos...

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    New question here.

    Just a thought...

    ...seen yesterday coming back from a ride!

    This was a brush fire but,

    The Nature conservancy does prescribed burns on their land, I would be interested to see how this effects ticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Just a thought...

    ...seen yesterday coming back from a ride!

    This was a brush fire but,

    The Nature conservancy does prescribed burns on their land, I would be interested to see how this effects ticks.
    I just hear those little buggers popping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Honeybadger View Post
    Next u know it will be coyotes and banjos...
    Yeah, banjos. hillbilly: "You sure got some pretty legs." mtber: "Um yeah. Gotta go. Look! Hank Williams!" mtber pedals like a bandit outta there


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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    I use this stuff (but heard recently that it did not stop ticks--only DEET does) So i posted something about it asking questions (I will not use DEET)--forget that.. Now I have used it for 3 years and have never been bitten (so I will continue to use it) My local Organic store has it for $10 a bottle, but found here on Amazon for $6.50. Then if you order total with all products $25 or more, Amazon gives you free shiping. Plus the reviews on that site were great about stopping ticks (one said it is the only product that stopped ticks on his Lyme disease trip)--not any DEET products...


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    Quote Originally Posted by melsdad View Post

    I bought some of this as well but from what I read you can buy the insecticide grade for the same price and mix it 50/1 with water and it makes 1600ounces vice just 32ounces. Considering it says you should use about 3 oz per item of clothing this would seem the more economical route.

    It has to fully dry before you should wear the clothes so spray it and let it dry over night and it is extremely harmful to cats but not dogs it seems. From all of the reviews I read it actually kills the ticks and helps keep skeeters away as well.

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    Ticks are few to nonexistent in and around Reading so far,and I spend a considerable amount of time riding,hiking and trail maintenance,almost daily.

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