Ticks!!!

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  1. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Its been warm but i did not expect to find ticks on the dogs right now. I have a hard time getting more than the ass end of the tick out. The dead half seems to come out within a week later. These are house dogs by the way. They dont go out much.
     
  2. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    I’ve noticed couple flies in the house as well this past week. Haven’t been any all winter.
     
  3. xbokilla

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    No surprise. Ants were crawling in February last year. As warm as it’s been this year, probably all sorts of critters crawling.
     
  4. captain71

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    I field dressed plenty of deer during gun season over many years and never seen so many ticks on a deer like the buck I field dressed last weekend of gun season he was completely covered with them.
     
  5. The next few morning lows will put a quietus to them for awhile.
     
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  6. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 10 pointer

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    I highly doubt that but hope so.
    Gonna take more than a couple days cold.
     
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  7. Well it will slow them down for the time being. It doesn’t matter how cold it gets really, a few warm days and they’re right back out in force. Suppose to be right back to above average temps into first part of February and beyond way it’s looking anyway.
     
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  8. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    them bug varmints, just sleep like frogs, maybe bears. it would take a lot of freeze, to kill them off.. they get dormant, while its cold, soon as it gets warm a bit, they are back..
    rumor has it, that even Alaska, has a skeeter problem. dont know about the alaska ticks, that far northwest. i will ask.
     
  9. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    i would like to see a picture. how big are the ticks? and do ya know what kind of ticks they are ?
     
  10. HuntressOfLight

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    There exist microscopic ticks in Jamaica, and they are referred to as grass lice, even though they are not lice, as we know them here. Horrendous and almost invisible pests. Both pants and boots are soaked in kerosene before walking into the bush, but such isn't really effective.

    https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-remove-tick-from-dog/
     
  11. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    reminds of picking blackberry's as a kid. i forget if it was kerosene. was at the Grandma's place. ya had to spray your pants, and clothes, before, ya picked, blackberry's. chigger's were bad, if not more..
    the bad thing was, i like blackberry's, just cant stand the seed.. so i quit picking them. the weird thing was,, why do chigger's, hang with blackberry plants?
    best i could come up with;; people like berries, chiggers like people. fruit, of a different nature. So chiggers, hang with blackberries,
    looking for a bite.
     
  12. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 10 pointer

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    Somewhat similar, but what I mentioned were not chiggers. I am not exactly sure what they were, other than painfully bothersome, especially while stranded atop a mountain for three days, with no food but Johnny cakes and two small cans of sardines, rationed between five humans and two large attack shepherds (pimento berry pickers had already been sent home). My many trellises of blackberries here do not seem to have a chigger problem, but an immense poison ivy problem, instead.
     
  13. davers

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    As long we keep having mild Winters, the insect population will increase.
     
  14. xbokilla

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  15. Marsh CallUser

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    Heck, we killed 2 squash bugs in our house last week. Never seen that before.
     

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