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Old 01-18-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Lyme Disease News

Study shows things aren't getting any better on the Lyme disease front.

Better stock up on the insect repellant.

Lyme disease–carrying ticks are now in half of all U.S. counties | Science | AAAS
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #2
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Don't forget your pets need protection also.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:32 PM   #5
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Don't forget your pets need protection also.
And protecting pets is a way of keeping pets from bringing ticks into the house and/or camper. Protecting them protects you. Not to mention most collars and sprays that repel ticks also repel fleas.

Here's a thread about my favorite tick removal tool.

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I have had good luck using hand sanitizer to remove ticks (I always have it with me camping). Cover the tick and let it set 2-3 minutes, they back out and you can wipe them off. Be careful not to squeeze or pull the tick, you don't want to force their blood into you or remove all but the head.
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I have been hunting all my life and have picked up a tick here or there. This you has been one of the worst I have seen. Our dogs come out loaded and I have had 2 this year. First tick in years and picked up 2 in the same year.


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Don't forget your pets need protection also.
Not only the repellents but our vet also sees that they get a Lyme disease vaccination as well. Our vet see many cases of dogs getting the disease. Tics are bad where we live and yearly I get 3-4 or more on me too.
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Ticks are bad in New England. All my dogs are vaccinated for Lyme and even when vaccinated one came down with it. I found out the vaccine is only 67% effective.
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Ticks are bad in New England. All my dogs are vaccinated for Lyme and even when vaccinated one came down with it. I found out the vaccine is only 67% effective.
No vaccine is any where near 100% but 67% is better than none but when your dog come down with the disease it is of no comfort. Sorry to hear that. Ticks in our area and Lyme disease issues are growing rapidly but it is hard to use a repellent when you live in the middle of it. I get tics just going to the mail box.

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