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      Ticks

      I went out turkey hunting on Saturday morning for a few hours and picked off over a dozen ticks afterwards and continued to find 6 more in my hunting clothes tote this week. I had been out 3 times the week before with 0 ticks.

      I've got a bad feeling that the ticks are thriving this year. I had a friend contract Lyme disease last year and it has scared the $h!t outta me. I've done a fair bit of reading on repellants/insecticides and decided to buy some permethrin to spray on my clothes that I'll be wearing in the woods and tall grass.

      What is your favorite tick repellant and/or tick killer?

      On a similar note, and I know this has been debated on here before, what is your preferred method of preventing/killing ticks on your dogs?

      Any old wives' tales that have worked for you?

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      Took a couple daughters out Saturday for some shed hunting. We had no ticks, but the dog had 6 we later found checking her over. So they are out! I believe Frontline for dog, or something similar and prob deep woods off for us.

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      Put a tick collar on every limb and realize ticks thrive every spring.. After picking over 40 of the rat bastards off while spring turkey decoying moons ago I realized I'd rather be shore fishing, chasing snows, or playing softball.

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      permethrin is absolutely the most effective option for humans and clothing in my opinion.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Petras View Post
      permethrin is absolutely the most effective option for humans and clothing in my opinion.
      ^THIS!

      Spray on your clothes as directed and avoid the ticks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Jimbo View Post
      ^THIS!

      Spray on your clothes as directed and avoid the ticks.
      best i have found also

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      My dog was recently diagnosed with anaplasmosis which is similar to lymes and also from deer ticks. His vet recommended doing 2 treatments per month (one given at the first of the month one in the middle); one topical like a frontline and one edible like Nextgard. Hope it helps but has yet to be tried.

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      I use deep woods OFF and it seems to keep them away pretty good. For the dogs I give them a generic drop for half the $ of what Frontline charges, and they seem to stay tick free for a month. I try to only give them 2 drops a year, sometimes 3, depending on how long of spring we have. Should get by with 2 this year, just gave it to them last Friday.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rut2much View Post
      Put a tick collar on every limb and realize ticks thrive every spring.. After picking over 40 of the rat bastards off while spring turkey decoying moons ago I realized I'd rather be shore fishing, chasing snows, or playing softball.
      BTW FWIW
      I've never heard of a tick collar working.

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      Living where I do I was surprised to have waited until yesterday to pick up my first tick.

      The dog got frontline applied yesterday as well.

      Permethrin is a great way to keep the little buggers at bay, I'll spray my jeans if I'm working in the tall grass. I should just whip up a big batch and spray the damn grass where I'll be working.

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      So is there anything other than Deep Woods off that a guy could use to fend off those ticks? In the past I have heard of guys that use pet collars around the ankles, I've heard rubbing Bounce wipes on clothing, etc....

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      Fricken ticks are the works of the Devil.

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      Pruned some trees this morning and picked 5 off me and one off the dog. Beard and longer hair is coming off this afternoon. Its Q-ball time.

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      This is 100% the reason why I gave up on spring turkey hunting. I walked through a wooded bottom last year and looked down to see hundreds crawling up my pant legs. Worst thing I have seen in my life. Things are absolutely good for nothing.

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      they don't bother me - they used to something fierce when I was younger

      but morel mushrooming exposed me to several trillion and now I'm cured

      sure - I probably have numerous debilitating diseases - but I'm not creeped out by them at all anymore

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      Lyme's disease is something I don't want. It can really F up some people.

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      Agreed. Actually a rare disease in ND... for now.

      Reported Cases of Lyme Disease — United States, 2017

      https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/datasurveil...ps-recent.html


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      Quote Originally Posted by guywhofishes View Post
      Agreed. Actually a rare disease in ND... for now.

      That map must be pretty outdated. I know a few people that had lymes disease and were hospitalized because of it and their counties don't have dots in them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Weekender View Post
      That map must be pretty outdated. I know a few people that had lymes disease and were hospitalized because of it and their counties don't have dots in them.
      2017 - edited the post with a link

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      I've used Sawyer Tick Spray on my clothes with good results. My tick season jeans will repell ticks for a couple months with one application. This year for the dog it will be a Seresto Tick Collar instead of Frontline. A few years back we were in the Turtle Mountains and picked up deer ticks there. I didn't know they were that far west.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MuskyManiac View Post
      Lyme's disease is something I don't want. It can really F up some people.
      Had it about 8 years ago and i think it was 6-8 months before they knew what it was for sure. Not fun at all.

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