One good thing about all the cold and snow

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  1. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    The good thing is this should put a hurting on the tick population this year,. :confused:
     
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  2. High Rack

    High Rack 12 pointer

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    I don't know Delk, it was romanticle when the little woman checked me for ticks.
     
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  3. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 8 pointer

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    We can only hope!
     
  4. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Cold does not bother ticks. Fire will though!
     
  5. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Put these out NOW to dent the tick population.

     
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  6. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

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    Hadn’t thought of that, but is a good idea. I know permethrin works great. I make my own spray with diluted permethrin and it works great.
     
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  7. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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  8. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Maine and other Northern States get this Winter as below average(No ice fishing here.....) And they have HEALTHY tick populations. "No See Ums" are notorious bugs up North...

    Cold kills the insects is an old wives tail... Nature is very capable of adapting to the extremes of nature.

    I was at the LBL Nature Station about 20 years ago and they had red wolves that they had attempted to release into the wild to re establish our native population.... They (The Biologists) claimed we had too many ticks.... They said the reason Barren County was named "Barren County was Because the Natives would burn the grass/leaves off to kill the bugs and get fresh growth which was good for the deer etc. The burning is Why Barren and Calloway as well as other counties had open prairie.

    I sell real estate and sell quite a bit of land. I treat my work And play clothes with Permethrin.
     
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  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Ticks are like yotes; here to stay.
     
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  10. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    I know the whole concept of ticks getting through the winter, but there's no way you can say it doesn't kill off some, heck there may be 10 times as many, but the ground here is frozen deeper than last few years is my point
     
  11. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Well it shore is froze deep enough some Coyotes have been Literally Walking on 3 of my Traps.
     
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  12. redjackson

    redjackson 8 pointer

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    Any body remembering worrying about ticks when they was young? Im getting ready to be 40 and i don’t recall them being a fraction as bad as they are these days!
     
  13. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 12 pointer

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    I spray all my stuff down with permethrin every spring and never have problems
     
  14. KYote-Krusher

    KYote-Krusher 12 pointer

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    Read somewhere that it takes 10 degrees for 2 days to kill a tick but they are extremely well suited to avoid getting themselves exposed to that kind of cold for that long a time.
     
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  15. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Caught a coyote last year and after fleshing it that hide on skin side look like it been shot with a shotgun but it was on back belly and both sides, at close look from the fur side it was ticks bites
     

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