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    Tick season!


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    Friendly reminder....check ourself for ticks if you go for a walk in the woods.

    Just got back from a couple hour walk through our lease in Gaffney, SC. Pulled a total of 13 ticks off between me, the wife, two kids and the dog.

    The dog also came back to the truck with a baby woodcock and the wife ran screaming from 2 baby black snakes....you've been warned!


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    Don't be drypowder! Check your junk as soon as you leave the woods!

    If possible get a female assistant to do a thorough oral examination as well as the standard visual exam...
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    Just got home from Greenville, SC. Stopped in Spartanburg to visit friends and picked up a tick myself at a local park...
    -If guns kill people, spoons made Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnel fat!

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    I'm gonna avoid outdoor places that don't have concrete for the next 5 months.

    My junk has threatened secession if I get another tick on it.
    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right, is of no consequence.

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    My 18yo niece in Charleston SC just spent the past three years recovering from a misdiagnosed case of Lyme's. Anyone says it's not here says so at their own risk. Pulled a deer tick off my own junk three years ago just in the pine straw sideyard while laying a brick sidewalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfelipe View Post
    Just got home from Greenville, SC. Stopped in Spartanburg to visit friends and picked up a tick myself at a local park...
    Someone who wishes to remain nameless wants to know where it was?

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    I had one on my right thigh after opening day of turkey season. It had just started to feast. I pulled it off with the head still attached. It itched off and on for over two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsconver View Post
    Someone who wishes to remain nameless wants to know where it was?

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    fear not, it didn't make it to my junk...
    -If guns kill people, spoons made Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnel fat!

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    I found one of the sneaky bastards on the bottom of my foot between the toes and under my sock the other day.

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    I found one in my hair a few days ago with no clue as to how it got there...I always get them in the summer working out at my food plots, I sprayed roundup on the trails in and out of them this year in hopes of there being less ways for them to jump on me since there will be no tall grass...Use Off w/ deet or something similar, it seems to do the trick, it could help you more than you think.

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    Don't forget to check them belly buttons! trust me on that one... Went a day or so before I even noticed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMama View Post
    Don't forget to check them belly buttons! trust me on that one... Went a day or so before I even noticed it.
    That's why I keep mine full of lint........blocks the ticks.....lol

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    Primetherin is your friend, ticks can't stand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmettoman View Post
    Primetherin is your friend, ticks can't stand it.
    ^^^ This.

    And you can buy it at hardware stores for less than at outdoor sports stores.
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    Walmart carries the Sawyer brand.

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    Pulled one off my leg today on my hunting property. Caught him climbing up. Second or third one this year I have found in the 30 yard walk through the tall grass from my truck to the woods. Got to have some fun playing with my new to me Stoeger Coach gun, so it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmettoman View Post
    Primetherin is your friend, ticks can't stand it.
    Plus, Deer can't smell it! Does anyone know if its the same stuff they use in the Buzz Off" clothing line from ExOfficio?
    If you can find the type that you soak your outdoors clothes in, its supposed to last for _____ so many washes.

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    I spray it on boots, socks and clothes, let them dry on the clothes line, lasts a long time. Haven't had a tick since I started using it. I even spray it on my hunting dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enewtonsc4 View Post
    I found one in my hair a few days ago with no clue as to how it got there...I always get them in the summer working out at my food plots, I sprayed roundup on the trails in and out of them this year in hopes of there being less ways for them to jump on me since there will be no tall grass...Use Off w/ deet or something similar, it seems to do the trick, it could help you more than you think.
    DEET doesn't work on ticks. Deet is for Mosquitos. You want permethrin. Soak your clothes in it and its good for 5 washes or so.

    I buy permethrin on amazon in the commercial concentrate form. I have to dilute with water and I also spray my house for insects with it. I also soak my outdoor clothes in it.

    Permethrin can kill cats so be aware of that. It's safe on dogs and humans though. It's the main ingredient in front line for dogs.

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    Im not sure if forum rules allow this, if not sorry. I work for a biotech company in RTP called Tyratech (tyratech.com). We have developed an all natural tick and mosquito repellent that works better than 15% DEET and lasts, in the field for over 6 hours. The product is US registered, we are in the process of selling it into stores now. If anyone would like to give it a try (for free - limited quantities available) PM me. If you would like additional info, checkout the web site.

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