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Re: Ticks!!!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657452 by Four If By Sea
Nov 23, 2011 3:01pm
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We used to plug in the Suburban's cigarette lighter and drop the ticks in the hot lighter. They pop like popcorn! Disgusting, probably cruelty, but amusing, and it definitely killed 'em.

(singing)
"Dead ticks roasting on a cigarette lighter
Boxers happy they're not on their clothes..." :D

-gollygee
Re: Ticks!!!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657297 by Rubaduc
Nov 23, 2011 4:13pm
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I carry scotch tape with me and wrap them up in that

We carry a small sized lint roller. It works especially well when driving down the highway on the way home and one of those little suckers runs across your leg!
Re: Ticks!!!
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657485 by JESSS
Nov 23, 2011 4:14pm
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How many times can I click the "Agree" Button? The lint roller idea was the best thing ever JESS! Thanks!!!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657485 by JESSS
Nov 23, 2011 4:51pm
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I agree completely with the Vs!! I don't know how many times we've checked ourselves before getting in the car, and later on, look down, and there's a bugger crawling up our pant leg or shirt sleeve. Thanks for that invaluable tip!!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #656776 by Travel'n Turtle
Nov 25, 2011 4:02pm
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Oh I know!!! You thought you can put that tick spray away when november rolled around but, Nope! My dog had 20 the other day one her. She as well had about 7 of them crawling on her fur. I had 2, myself. In the beginning of June. I got a tick, didn't notice it for a day and woke up with such pain in my armpit. There it was. A tick... a day later I got a ring around the bite. I had to get antibiotics for that damn thing! Be very careful and always check yourself! My mom got severe lyme disease and still has never found the tick or the bite. Lyme disease can kill. Unfortunately we live where the damn disease was first found. Yay!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657871 by LevreaultFam
Nov 25, 2011 5:29pm
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You thought you can put that tick spray away when november rolled around but, Nope!

You can get ticks all winter, even on a snowy day in February, if the weather gets about 40 degrees or so.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657898 by Trailhead Tessie
Nov 26, 2011 3:44pm
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Right. But we've had an abnormal warmth this winter.

Are you going to reply telling me how this warmth is normal now? Since you like to always correct me
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #658114 by LevreaultFam
Nov 26, 2011 4:16pm
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I was agreeing with you. You said you can get ticks in November, and I agreed with that. If that was actually an oblique way of saying it's warm, then that went right over my head.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #657036 by Trailhead Tessie
Nov 26, 2011 6:21pm
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Permethrin-based sprays on clothing kill them.

Does any type work well or are they all the same? do you soak your clothes or spray it on? I am really tired of the tick bites and find myself wishing for the mosquitoes again.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #658153 by DevilinDog
Nov 26, 2011 6:23pm
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I rather deal with ticks than mosquitos!